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Running Competition

8km race starting in Leh. Two of our students came 4th and 6th out of 500 competitors.

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Spinach in the school greenhouse

Supplying the school kitchen for students' meals

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Students learning drawing and graphics on the new computers

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Residential students playing on their Sunday off school

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Tree planting time

New apricot trees ready for planting out

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New building work

Extension to the existing dining hall and kitchen

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Landscape & gardens team

Local head gardener and gardener, plus volunteer Landscape Architect post-graduate from the University of Greenwich, UK.

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Experimentation with a see-saw and stones

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Girls playing volleyball

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Construction Manager

Angdus reviewing construction of latrines - September 2013

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Visitor Centre and cafe

Tours around the school are available

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Evacuation procedures

Students practising evacuation drill

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The Druk Padma Karpo School

the school's local name, is now being used by the school.

Padma is the Ladakhi word for Lotus and Karpo is the word for White.

The school is posting all recent activities and photos on facebook, please visit the Druk Padma Karpo School, Ladakh, facebook page.

9th March 2015 -  The first day of the new school term saw a lot of excitement, enthusiasm and happiness. The chair, vice principal and the faculty wished all the students a successful, fruitful and a highly innovative year ahead in 2015.

 The construction team are working again and have a busy 2015 schedule. Funding is sought for the Health, Hygiene and Wellbeing programme, to improve standards at the school.

 The Landscape & Gardens Programme will start 2015 with planting hundreds of fruit trees into the orchard and re-stocking the plant nursery. A funding campaign for this year's work is underway for planting work, gardens, sports areas and a network of slate paving.

  Please contribute to the school's funding requirements by clicking here to make a donation.


Latest news

Fundraising Event
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A fundraising luncheon for the Druk Padma Karpo School was held in Singapore on Friday 4th April 2015.  The school's founder His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa was present and the theme of the event wa [ ... ]

Students and staff hold condolence assembly
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His Eminence Thuksey Rinpoche, Chair of Druk Padma Karpo Educational Society (DPKES), organised a special condolence assembly of all students and staff on 26th June 2014 in memory of Philip Cornwell [ ... ]

School success
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A long distance (eight kilometer) running competition was organized by the District Youth and Sports Services, Leh, for under seventeens, held in Leh on April 22nd, 2014. About five hundred youths par [ ... ]

Education Advisor appointed
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The school governors are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Shomie Das, an eminent Indian educationist, as Education Advisor.  Mr Das is an alumnus of The Doon School and graduated from the  [ ... ]

London Fundraising Event - Thursday 27th February 2014

Please join us for a fun evening to raise funds for the school's Landscape & Gardens Project on Thursday 27th February at 7pm. The event is called BRIGHT IDEAS BIG CHANGE and is organised by YTFN, th [ ... ]

Lotus Leaves Newsletter

Click below to read the latest Lotus Leaves newsletter, figures given in four currencies: Lotus Leaves Indian Rupee INR; Lotus Leaves US$; Lotus Leaves GB£; Lotus Leaves Euro €.  


Druk White Lotus aims to ‘walk-the-talk’ as a sustainable community, located in Ladakh’s high-altitude desert environment.  The planning and design of the campus and its buildings combine local knowledge and materials with “simple-smart” technology.  Design excellence has been recognised through various international awards, most recently the 2013 International Stone Architecture Award, awarded in Verona, Italy, for architectural quality and expressive use of stone materials. In 2012 the school was awarded The Emirates Glass LEAF Award for 'Best Sustainable Development' and received the ‘Test of Time: Environmental’ Award from the British Council for School Environments.


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