Worksop: Nepalese Ambassador visits Sir Edmund Hillary school

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Pupils at St Edmund Hillary School in Worksop enjoyed a taste of international relations when Dr Suresh C Chalise, the Nepalese Ambassador to Britain, visited with Bassetlaw MP John Mann.

The Ambassador was invited by Mr Mann to mark the 60th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay.

The Ambassador was given a tour of the school by the head teacher Simon Tollervey and then answered questions from pupils.

Dr Chalise was also presented with gifts with a local twist by the school.

“This was a great opportunity for local children to question an ambassador and to learn about another country and culture,” said Mr Mann.

“We have also arranged for the school to be twinned with a school in Nepal.”

Mr Tollervey added: “The children really enjoyed it and he took great interest in their work and their questions.”

“The prospect of a twin school in Nepal will be of huge benefit to us and continues the sort of work started by Sir Edmund himself.”

“As well as being a great mountaineer and explorer, he was a great humanitarian and used his fame to raise money to build schools and hospitals in Nepal.”