Inspiration for a Chilean teacher of English to 'incorporate mountain lore into a learning programme next year and get students out tramping and understanding their environment', arose from a visit to Hillary House.
Twenty Chilean teachers of English visited the House in late November as part of an English language teaching professional development visit to Aotearoa New Zealand schools. They had the opportunity to learn about the journey of the House and our role in continuing Sir Ed’s vision.
Along with spending time in New Zealand classrooms, one of the highlights of their four week stay was the opportunity to visit the House and feel Sir Ed's presence. The teachers come from an area in Chile called Araucania which is quite mountainous in parts. They commented that it had been inspirational to be so close to Sir Ed and to witness how the Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate SEHC was connecting the House and his life with learning.
The teachers were in New Zealand as part of the English Opens Doors programme based at the University of Waikato's Pathways College in Hamilton.