Trinity Students visit Peru
5 students from Trinity School completed a trip to Peru over the summer holidays. This involved three weeks of volunteer work, followed by 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; the third week was spent in Moray planting trees and distributing water to local villages. The finale of the trip was a five day trek to see the Machu Picchu ruins.
Students spent 18 months fundraising and preparing for the experience which was an amazing opportunity for them to both experience a completely different culture whilst helping local people.
‘The trip was hard but a very rewarding experience. The highlight for me was helping the communities during the project phases of the trip.’
Ana Reis, Year 13