PERU – Your last chance!
Last year we went through the exciting motion of launching our 2019 Peru Expedition with Camps International. We already have 14 super excited students signed up, but with a new enrolment year we have many new faces at the school and do not want our new students to miss out on such an eye-opening and life changing experience. 3 weeks in PERU THIS DECEMEBR!
Our lovely representative, Sheriece, from Camps International, will be presenting at one of our upcoming assemblies, followed by a:
Parents Presentation Evening on Thursday 7 March 2019 at 6:00pm in The Theatre.
Ms Daines and Ms Siago will be eagerly awaiting your family's arrival for a fun filled night of all things Peru – cost, expedition details, health + safety and so the list goes on! So, save the date!
Who are Camps International: Our school has chosen to work with Camps International to offer a safe and ethical experience for our students. They operate across four continents and share a common goal: solving global problems on a local scale. They have embedded themselves at the heart of local communities. They are part of their culture, and as a result, get to work with some of the most interesting, exciting and innovative people, cultures and environments. Above all, they have impact. With Camps International, we can rest assure that a school trip benefits more than just your child.
But to give you a little teaser let's look at what Peru and this expedition has to offer. Peru offers a breath-taking world of contrasts, from sprawling desert and some of the deepest canyons in the world, to mountain glaciers and intense jungle. The communities are just as diverse as its environments which means so are our projects.
Camp Titicaca surrounds the famous Lake Titicaca. The remoteness and inaccessibility of this region means that there is little or no help available from surrounding regions. The students will help by continuing to build community facilities and a classroom for the villagers as well as restoring the school greenhouse.
Camp Colca is located in the community of Pinchollo, which sits on the edge of the mighty Colca Canyon at 3,600 metres above sea level. Due to its environmental conditions, the community here is very poor. The students will help by continuing many varied projects to improve the lives of this charming community.
It's not just project work! The students will undertake the ultimate challenge of a 4-5 day trek along the spectacular Salkantay Trail to the sacred ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, through the world-famous Andes Mountain range. They will venture through varied terrain, from captivating snow-capped mountains to dense lowland jungle, past enchanting waterfalls and across vast canyons.
As if the projects and trek is not enough, we also do some amazing sightseeing activities and cultural experiences mixed in throughout the 3 weeks. The vibrant clothing of the locals will open your eyes to the culture of one of the world's most ancient civilisations.
We look forward to seeing all interested families on Thursday 7 March, 6pm for our parent presentation.
Peru Here We Come!