Much of the week, starting on the 24th June, has been spent as “project hand over” from Elaine to me and this offered the opportunity for me to familiarise myself with the site and landscape, as well as meeting key people at The School. I am really impressed with what has been achieved so far on site and very much hope to be able to continue the good work.

I have been briefed on Elaine's designs for the residential courtyards, Zojila/Khardongla House (Courtyard 1) and Warila/Penzila House (Courtyard 3) and we have had a refresher meeting with Angdus to ensure these remain on the schedule of works for the next couple of months. The courtyards are easier to identify since the arrival of some rather smart signs in time for the opening of the Ladakh International Film Festival at the school.