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Morocco 2019

Taking part in an expedition like this is so much more than a school trip. This is a journey that will stay with your child forever.

In the summer of 2019, we will heading off on a school expedition to Morocco. This will take place with school staff but run through Outlook Expeditions who are the leading independent provider of youth expeditions. 

This expedition will be eye-opening, challenging and truly life changing; students experience different cultures and environments whilst developing an array of life skills. This could be a chance for your son/daughter to learn a new culture, support a community project of those in need, learn a new language, make new friends and naturally, have endless stories and experiences to talk about.

Universities and employers are increasingly looking for evidence of personal and social skills. Expeditions take young people out of their comfort zone and expand horizons whilst boosting independence, confidence, teamwork and many other qualities that have a lasting impact on the lives (and CVs) of each participant.

The expedition will be head up by Mr Rampling who will be working with the students during the lead up to the trip to help them raise the funds needed.

Outlook Expeditions will lead the venture in Morocco and guide us to ensure we have the best possible time. There will be trekking across Morocco, a community project, time for relaxation, and of course time to ride a camel!

Information and downloads

Meet the Expedition Leader: Wednesday 23rd January 2019 (G23 – Mr Rampling classroom)

3.30pm – 4.00pm: Teachers and leaders – Discuss the meeting, plans for the evening etc. 

4.00pm-5.00pm: Students, teachers and leaders – Ice breaker games, get to know the leader, discuss the team’s aims etc 

Break (30 mins) 

5.30pm-7.30pm: Parents, students, teachers and leaders – Leader presentation, itinerary presentation, outlook support information, kit presentation, details on next steps.


Food tasting evening (Moroccan Restaurant In York): Wednesday 6th February 2019 


Morocco Training Weekend: Friday 15th (evening) – Sunday 17th March 2019

This weekend will be run by Outlook Expeditions in the Peak District. Mr Rampling will drive students and staff to and from the activity centre. We will leave after school on the Friday and head back on Sunday afternoon/evening. As yet, Outlook hasn’t released any specific detailed information on the weekend, but more details are to follow as we approach the event. This weekend is compulsory for all students – find out more here 


Bag packing – Tesco Extra (York): 23rd March 2019 (10am – 2pm) 

This event is the same as last time, meet at the front of Tesco at 9.45am in full uniform. Collection tins and Morocco board will be given to students as we arrive. Coats can be left in the minibus. At 2pm we will pack things away and money will be distributed to students on the Monday back at school.



Below, you can find copies of the letters and information we have sent out so far….

Morocco Letter 2017 (April)

Morocco sign up letter & expectations (May 2017)

Morocco Letter 2018 (Sept)

Morocco Letter 2018 (Dec)


Useful links

Please also take a look at:

Fundraising for Morocco

Itinerary and activities

Kit list