Memories of Peru and Bolivia turn to thoughts of Madagascar!

As previously reported, this summer, 11 students and 2 teachers embarked on an adventure of a life time to South America, visiting both Peru and Boliva. As part of this amazing adventure, students had the fantastic opportunity to visit Lima, the capital of Peru, Cusco; the Incan Capital of South America, where their project was at a boys’ orphanage about an hour out of the City.  They were warmly welcomed and helped in building the foundations for an extension so that they may take in more children, including homeless girls.  After 5 days on the project, they returned to Cusco briefly before embarking on their trek. 

The Salkantay trek then took the group high through the Andes, through snow covered mountains, over the Salkantay pass, down through the foothills, into a coffee plantation, before visiting one of the Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu. After this they spent a few days of well earnt rest and relaxation; visiting the floating Islands on Lake Titicaca, and then across the border in to Bolivia.  Here they visited Isla De Luna and explored La Paz, the highest capital city in the world, before heading home to the UK.

This was a fabulous opportunity for all who participated; experiencing a culture so different from their own, meeting people, working as a team, gaining confidence and broadening horizons. Miss Bramley, Head of Art and Expedition leader, said “After the success of the Peru and Bolivia expedition, we are delighted to announce that our next expedition will be three weeks in July/August 2020 to Madagascar! The trip will include a charitable project working in a community in Madagascar, a challenging trek and a chance to explore the country and its unique wildlife”.  Students from Years 10, 11 and 12 may apply by seeing Miss Bramley at the school as soon as possible.