PUPILS from Bearsden’s Boclair Academy were monkeying around recently on two week adventure to Malaysia.
At the beginning of October, 17 pupils and two teachers left Glasgow Airport for Kuala Lumpur on a World Challenge Expedition which included organising their own accommodation and transport in the high temperatures and humidity.
Over their 14 days there, the group visited the Cameron Highlands, the largest and most famous hill resort in the country, and one of the wonders of Malaysia. The pupils spent a day trekking in the rainforest, white water rafting and experienced huge lightning storms.
A spokesperson at Boclair Academy said: “Over a four day period, the challengers worked very closely with the pupils and many friendships were made. They also visited a United Learning Centre school dedicated to Myanmar refugees, where they were made to feel very welcome.”
In the final days of the expedition, the youngsters visited the island of Pangkor, seeing toucans and monkeys on their travels, before heading back to Kuala Lumpur to visit the Petronas, the Batu caves and many bustling market places.