A PAIR of Keighley head teachers will teach lessons in a radically different environment when they travel to a region of Nepal which was devastated by an earthquake.

John Devlin, executive head teacher of Our Lady of Victories (OLV) and St Joseph's Catholic Primary Schools, and Paul Booth, who is head of school at OLV, will go to Laligurash English Boarding School this Friday. (Oct 6)

Children from OLV and St Joseph's have been raising money to help this school, which was completely destroyed by the earthquake which struck Nepal two years ago.

A spokesman for the project to support the Nepal school said: "Laligurash English Boarding School is situated in the village of Mirge, which is six hours from Kathmandu.

"OLV and St Joseph's have held a non-uniform day to raise funds for the Nepal school, and also had a day where they introduced it to the Keighley children. They wrote letters or drew pictures for John and Paul to take out with them.

"During their trip, John and Paul will be blogging, tweeting and hopefully doing a live link-up from Nepal to share with staff and pupils here what Laligurash and its surrounding area is like.

"It should be a very exciting experience for them, and one they look forward to sharing with pupils when they return."

Mr Devlin said: “It's a wonderful opportunity for our pupils to learn about children in a completely different part of the world, plus an opportunity for us to help those less fortunate than us.

"Mr Booth and I hope to establish good links over there."