Six days of Moroccan snow, sun and sand

Six days of Moroccan snow, sun and sand

Souks, snow and the Sahara were all part of a six-day Moroccan adventure for geography students from Hampshire.

The 23 A-level students from Barton Peveril Sixth Form College went camel trekking, slept in a nomad’s tent, ate a traditional feast under the stars, and visited the snow-capped Atlas mountains and  movie-location town of Ouarzazate.

Student Alex Ross, 17, said: “You’re in the desert on Tuesday and by Thursday you’re high in the Atlas mountains with snow around you.  The variety in the landscape is incredible and getting to see so much of it was awesome.”

The trip started and ended in Marrakesh, allowing students to explore the city.

Natalie Horsfall, 16, said:  “It was unbelievable to experience a new culture and country the way that we did. Not many people can say they rode a camel in the Sahara Desert and slept there. It was mind-blowing.”

Featured image caption: Barton Peveril A-level geography students in Marrakesh