10 July 2017

Morocco Community Project and Expedition

With the summer holidays fast approaching a group of Y11 and Y12 students are putting in finals efforts with their fundraising for a once in a lifetime trip to Morocco with Far Frontiers Expeditions.  15 Students are venturing to Morocco to take part in a trek through the Atlas Mountains and to take part in a community project. 

The chosen project location is in the village of Ouaneskra, set in the dramatic Tacheddirt Valley. The Village Association have come forward and asked specifically for help from Far Frontiers students after seeing the amazing projects previously constructed in the village of Tacheddirt around 4km away.

The hands-on aspect of the project specifically chosen for the Roundhay School team is to construct a water irrigation channel through the village. Water irrigation channels are constructed in the remote villages in the High Atlas Mountains and provide water from the natural springs to the fertile farmlands down below.

One of the key aspects of the community project is the chance for the students to experience a different culture and way of life. For this activity the groups will spend time with local which could involve cooking, working in the fields, collecting wood, cooking food, looking after animals etc.

How could you help?

The young children in area are extremely passionate about football.  Therefore as a school we are wanting to take with us as many football shirts as possible to donate to the children.  If you have an old football shirt either adults or juniors or your children have grown of theirs and would be willing to donate it, we would be very grateful. 

Any donations can be dropped off at main reception or brought to school by your child and handed in to the PE office. Thank you in anticipation of your generosity.

Lisa Armstrong and Tim Jackson

Trip Leaders

 

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