CHRISTLETON High School students have completed work on an irrigation project in Morocco.
During the summer, 27 sixth formers and eight staff journeyed to the village of Tazoudot in the Western Atlas Mountains, to work on the project and trek.
The village has a problem with irrigating their fields as the ditches wash away when the river floods. The students raised more than £3,000, which went towards materials to build a dam and concrete channels.
The equipment and materials had to be brought in via a dirt track so they would be there when the students arrived.
They spent two days in and out of the river, moving boulders to reinforce and enlarge the route of the mini canal. They also found time to entertain and play games with the children from the village.
The students then trekked and camped in some of the remotest areas of the mountains in temperatures of 40°C.
Student Georgia Harding said: “This has been an amazing experience. Working with the Berbers and the villagers on the community project made me appreciate what I have!”