In 2006 York College took part in KE Adventure’s Singalila Ridge Expedition. They spent a few days at the Congress School at Jorebungalow on the outskirts of Darjeeling, where they improved the appearance of the school by priming and painting the blackboards and classrooms, and sanding and painting the pupils’ desks.

An afternoon was spent playing games with the children and teaching them some English. In the evening of the same day, the pupils of Congress School put on a special show of singing and dancing for their guests. The York College students also sang some songs for their hosts. At the end of the evening, the visiting students were presented with small gifts of appreciation.