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    Adventure in Morocco, Summer 2018

    Calday Grange Grammar School is delighted to announce that an exciting expedition to Morocco will take place in summer 2018!

    This will be an exhilarating 11-day expedition, a real adventure of a lifetime! After flying into the fascinating city of Marrakech filled with bustling market souks, the team will be transferred to the High Atlas Mountains for a 3-day community project. This stunning mountain region is home to the native Berber community and the team will have plenty of opportunity to interact with locals and explore the fascinating Moroccan culture. After some time to familiarise and prepare, the team will head off on their Atlas Mountains trek, which may be used as the Gold DofE Qualifying Expedition. The trekking will take the team through some beautiful Moroccan landscapes, through barren hills and fertile valleys – it will certainly be an experience to remember! The expedition is topped off by an ascent of Mount Toubkal – the highest peak in North Africa at 4167m, a challenging but rewarding achievement. The team will then return to Marrakech for some time to explore, before heading home with a camera full of fantastic pictures, memories of a rewarding community project and trek, and an impressive summit under their belts! Some students will have also completed their Gold Qualifying DofE Expedition, a fantastic achievement!

    This expedition will give all participants a real sense of challenge and adventure, being a unique opportunity to learn about leadership, teamwork, self-reliance and decision-making – all crucial life-skills in this uncertain world. This kind of expedition, especially a completed section of the Gold DofE Award, also looks great on UCAS applications! It makes the applicant stand out from the crowd by showing a broadened experience of the wider world and in demonstrating key qualities of dedication, determination and self-motivation.

    There will be a Parent and Pupil Presentation Evening with a full colour presentation and briefing from the organisers, Far Frontiers Expeditions, who have 20 years’ experience in running school expeditions, on 24 April 2017 at 18:00 in the MAIN HALL.  Both parents and students are invited to attend.  There will be time for parents and students to ask questions at the end of the presentation.  Please register online if you are interested in attending the Parent and Pupil presentation at by 15 April 2017.

    This trip will cost £1495, and includes international flights, accommodation, food, in-country transfers, local guides, plus school staff and a Far Frontiers Expedition Leader.  Booking forms to join the expedition, plus a full itinerary, will be handed out at the Parents’ Evening.  If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Fantastic trip, I have done this trip 4 times” Maj Adcock”

    For more information please click on the link below, or contact the Trip Organiser Major Derek Adcock at


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