As a school, we have formed a link with a primary school in Mokhotlong, Lesotho. Over a 3 year project, teachers from Lesotho will be coming to join us in Richmond Park, Carmarthen to gather a better understanding of our culture and teaching, as well as some of our teachers visiting Lesotho in return to immerse themselves in their culture.
The Kingdom of Lesotho is made up mostly of highlands where many of the villages can be reached only on horseback, by foot or light aircraft.
During the winter, shepherds wearing only boots and wrap-around blankets have to contend with snow.
While much of the tiny country, with spectacular canyons and thatched huts, remains untouched by modern machines, developers have laid down roads to reach its mineral and water resources.
Major construction work has been under way in recent years to create the Lesotho Highlands Water Project to supply South Africa with fresh water.
Resources are scarce - a consequence of the harsh environment of the highland plateau and limited agricultural space in the lowlands. So, Lesotho has been heavily dependent on the country which completely surrounds it - South Africa.
Over the decades thousands of workers have been forced by the lack of job opportunities to find work at South African mines. South Africa has on several occasions intervened in Lesotho's politics, including in 1998 when it sent its troops to help quell unrest.
Poverty is deep and widespread, with the UN describing 40% of the population as "ultra-poor".