Fettes IB students experienced a fantastic two weeks in Morocco discovering a new culture, tasting new food and working hard on the CAS service project.
The first day was spent exploring Marrakech before heading off to the Atlas Mountains to start the students’ service project in a village with around 150 families which faces issues with water distribution and rubbish collection. The first stage of the project was spent covering water pipes, and the following days working on building incinerators to burn the rubbish. The students worked well as a team to build these, and the project was extremely successful! They also had the chance to explore the beautiful valley of Ait Bouguemez, hiking through mountains, and meeting the locals for tea. Once the project was complete, the students headed to the coast, to Essaouira, where they enjoyed a wonderful camel trek on deserted beaches, camped, enjoyed some free time in the pool and by the beach, and finally had a chance to wander the streets of the old Medina of Essaouira.
The trip was led by Ms Colson, who says “what a wonderful achievement from our Lower Sixth form IB students! They proved themselves to be very hard and efficient workers, and embraced the whole experience as true Fettesians! Well done everyone!