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Nine students from Liskeard Sixth Form embarked upon a very special expedition to Morocco at the end of the year. Harry Rees, Abbie Gubbin, Jordan Smith, Abbie Palmer, Connor Wilkes, Sophie Gerry, Katy Hollister, Jasmine Murfin and Emma Wilton were led by Liskeard School staff Mark Lemin and Andy Glasgow to complete a challenging trek and community work in Morocco.

The group began their journey in Marrakech where students assisted in the Asni Project, a project set up to improve the lives of the local community. Students completed horticultural work and dug a trench to enable pipework to be installed to provide the community with clean drinking water.

The next four days were spent climbing Toubkal, a peak towering over twelve thousands metres making it the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains and in North Africa. The group was able to acclimatise to the altitude with some smaller peaks but this didn’t stop altitude sickness kicking in on the ascent meaning the group had to show extreme resilience, most surprising themselves at how far they could push themselves both physically and mentally.

The trip was independently funded by the group and allowed them to demonstrate independent working in what was a challenging but ultimately rewarding experience.

Group leader Mr Lemin said “Summiting out was something dreams are made of especially at altitudes of 13,000 feet. The group worked really well together and we were all humbled at seeing how the community lived with over seventy percent of homes in the community not having access to running water.” 

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