Ecuador Expedition

Students return from a four week expedition to Ecuador

On 10th July 31 students accompanied by Miss Edgar, Miss Incerti and Miss Salisbury set of for a 4 week expedition to Ecuador. This is the 4th expedition organized by Westholme as students have previously travelled to Tanzania, Kenya and Borneo.

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During their time there the students stayed in different communities in the Andes – camping in a village 3800m above sea level, the cloud forest and the Amazon basin.

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The students undertook community and environmental projects which included building a water tank to supply water for the village, constructing a community centre, renovating a local school and making a kitchen garden for the local community.

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The highlight of the trip was spending 4 days on the Galápagos Islands where the team had the opportunity to snorkel with sea lions, turtles and hammerhead sharks!

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All the girls and staff had a wonderful time and it was certainly the trip of a lifetime.