Wycombe Abbey Geographers Visit Morocco

During October Long Leave, 37 GCSE and A level geography pupils travelled to Morocco to discover a developing country and see the differences between urban and rural living.

The trip was jam-packed, visiting the interesting sites Morocco has to offer including beautiful views of the Atlas Mountains, a traditional date palm farm, the World Heritage-listed kasbah: Ait Benhaddou, which has been in existence for at least 2,000 years, and stops at a traditional cafés. A highlight was visiting Ouarzazate which has been used by the film industry to film many famous movies over the years. We arrived in Zagora on our second day and rode camels to a Bedouin desert camp where we spent the night enjoying traditional music and dancing and watching the sunset on the dunes, feasting on fantastic food. On our last two days, we visited a traditional pottery factory in Tamegroute and learnt how to make tagine pots, as well as learn more about Moroccan life outside the cities. To finish our trip, we visited a women’s cooperative where argan oil products are made and spent time in a traditional village with local families where we helped cook lunch and play with the children.

The trip was wonderful and the girls came away with a deeper knowledge of urban and rural living in a different part of the world. Many memories were made.

Mrs Margot Wood
Teacher of Geography

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