Sixth Form Geographers explored the fascinating country of Morocco to see first-hand some of the fascinating geographical features that the African country has to offer.

The group of 22 Hamptonians spent a week in Morocco exploring its diverse landscape and discovering its rich culture, in a trip filled with new experiences and engrossing geography. The pupils visited the Atlas Mountains, finding out all about water scarcity in the area as well as exploring the ancient fortified city of Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. The Sixth Formers enjoyed an overnight stay in a Bedouin camp in the Sahara Desert, where they explored the arid, austere landscape by camel. The geographers also visited the traditional village of Tamegroute located in the Draa River Valley, home to a collection of traditional potteries which the local community rely on for income.

Next stop was the village of Imlil in the Atlas Mountains, an important area for agriculture and the starting point for the group’s trek into the High Atlas Mountains. From Imlil, the Sixth Formers hiked to the crest of the Tizi-Mzik Pass providing wonderful views across the mountains. The Hamptonians finished their trip in the village of Douar Oulad Elguern, where they participated in some of the everyday village activities which included chopping wood to make charcoal and forming mud bricks, used to construct traditional local houses. It was a superb trip which allowed the pupils to immerse themselves in the culture of the country as well as exploring the many fascinating geographical features of Morocco.

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