Thu, 15 Sept 2016
FIVE adventurous students from Trinity School in Newbury completed a trip to Peru over the summer holidays.
The students took part in three weeks of volunteer work before completing a five day trek to Machu Picchu.
Starting in the Arequipa region, the students spent a week in Colca where they helped to dig foundations for a new classroom and cultural centre.
They then moved to Lake Titicaca where they learnt how to make mud bricks to help locals build toilets while the third week was spent in Moray planting trees and distributing water to local villages.
The finale of the trip was the expedition to the Machu Picchu ruins situated on a mountain ridge 2,430 metres above sea level.
Students spent 18 months fundraising and preparing for the experience which was an opportunity for them to experience a completely different culture whilst helping local people.
"The trip was hard but very rewarding experience, the highlight for me was helping the communities during the project phases of the trip," said Year 13 student Ana Reis.