During the Easter holidays, the Geography department took 39 Lower Sixth geography students to Morocco. The trip provided real-life case studies directly linked to the IB Geography syllabus and the opportunity to visit three contrasting environments.
Students visited Marrakech to study urban land use contrasts, followed by the village of Imlil in the High Atlas mountains, where we spent three days studying rural development issued and gender disparities. This part of the trip included a visit to a boarding school which Sevenoaks School supports through raising money via the Geography Calendar for the charity Education for All. The group then journeyed up and over the High Atlas mountains, travelling to the Saharan fringe to study desert processes and landforms and the opportunities and challenges of agriculture and tourism in hot arid environments.
Highlights of the trip included trekking in the spectacular High Atlas mountains and the camel trek prior to spending a night under the stars in a Berber desert camp.
View more photos from the trip.
Friday 19 April 2013
by Charlotte Hails