Gary Buckingham

July 2014

This was my 4th time at Cosmopolitan and my 5th camp in all. However, this was the first time I had come to Russia just for the camp: previously Cosmopolitan had been a stop off while travelling (2003) and breaks from working in Novosibirsk (2006).

It was very touching that natasha remembered me and invited me to attend this session. It has been a little strange being the ONLY international participant but none the less enjoyable and interesting. It has been a great honour both to teach and learn from the students: I have particularly enjoyed talking with the older students but Class 1 has also been great fun. These students have such bright futures ahead of them if they continue to put so much effort into life: it has been a real privilege to witness one small part of this character building of youngsters.