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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 school is now posting all recent activities and photos on facebook, please visit the Druk White Lotus School, Ladakh, facebook page or you can see it at the bottom of this home page.

13th December 2014 - on the last day of the term the new music teacher played violin during morning assembly, followed by certification for the Academic year 2013-2014. An end of term party was held for all the Hostel students before they left for the long winter vacation.

 The construction team completed the final two classrooms this summer and made very good progress with the dining hall & kitchen extension. See the school's Facebook page for photos.

 The Landscape & Gardens Programme continued to flourish this year, with the drip irrigation system commissioned, further planting done and progress made on the adventure playground and the residence 4 courtyard garden.

 Construction of the basic secondary school buildings will be nearing completion by the end of 2015, followed by additional facilities that the school needs. The school needs funds to do this and to continue with the Landscape Programme.

The school needs funding for school resources and equipment.  Please click here to see a list of school needs.

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


Latest news

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 [ ... ]

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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 €.  

Class 10
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This month the Class 10 students, aged 16+, sit their external Matriculation Examinations before leaving school. The results will be available in March when the students make final choices on further  [ ... ]


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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