Geographers experience Marrakesh and Sahara

The start of Easter saw the return of BAC geographers to Morocco. We studied aspects of North African culture, religion and history before setting off to experience Morocco for ourselves. During eight days on tour, from the bustling city of Marrakesh to the remote sand seas of the Sahara, we explored UNESCO sites (Ait- Ben-Haddou), stepped onboard galleons from Gladiatorat the Atlas film studios, walked the fossil covered Dades Valley and slept under the Sahara stars. A highlight for our sports’ contingent was the UK v Morocco football match in the Sahara, (1-0 to Bedales boys!). With one of the longest camel caravans this century, the students packed a great deal in throughout the week, keeping journals of their experiences along the way. Follow @GBedales. View photos.

By Kirsty Layton, Head of Geography

Geographers experience Marrakesh and Sahara


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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