St Richard’s pupils enjoy Moroccan adventure

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The team at base camp SUS-161031-130730001

Over the Summer Year 10 pupils from St Richard’s Catholic College formed a Morocco Expedition team and set out on a ten day odyssey.

This was an incredible experience for all involved says the school.

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The Team in Morocco SUS-161031-130743001

The pupils spoke about the amazing feeling of being high in the Atlas Mountains surrounded by the majestic peaks and the sounds of rivers, goat herders, flocks of Chuff’s and the occasional cry of a Mule. They spent their nights under the stars in canvas and their days trekking up to 4,167m to enjoy stunning views down the Atlas range on the other side.

The pupils enjoyed amazing experience such as: walking through lush apple orchards, seeing the waterfalls at Ouzo and driving through a sandstorm. When it got too hot at night they would sleep under the stars in hammocks.

Mr Harwood, the teacher who organised the trip, said he was incredibly proud of every single pupil’s achievement on the expedition.

Pupil Lydia Burton said: “Morocco was an eye-opening and amazing experience. I had such a great time and made memories that will stay with me forever.”

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The team relaxing SUS-161031-125613001

Angus Morgan commented: “I enjoyed the physical challenges, particularly the trekking but it was also really interesting to see different ways of life, like the farming techniques used in the mountain area, especially the irrigation systems.”

Alex Williams said: “At first I was scared about going to Morocco as I didn’t know what to expect. However, it turned out to be the best experience of my life, especially climbing Mount Toubkal. Overall, the best thing about the trip was spending time with everyone in the team and making so many memories with friends I won’t forget.”

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Lunch at base camp SUS-161031-125509001

Angus Morgan SUS-161031-125456001

Angus Morgan SUS-161031-125456001

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Morocco 5 SUS-161031-125443001