03:00PM, Thursday 20 August 2015
Students from two Windsor schools enjoyed the trip of a lifetime as they took part in three weeks of volunteering in South America before visiting the Galapagos Islands.
A group of 46 pupils from The Windsor Boys’ School and Windsor Girls’ School travelled to Ecuador for the month-long trip on July, 11.
After arriving in the country’s capital, Quito, they travelled by bus to take part in volunteering projects organised by expedition company Camps International.
Students helped carry out conservation work in the Amazon Rainforest, painted schools in the Andes mountain range and helped build kitchens for isolated Ecuadorian communities.
The volunteers then embarked on a trip to the Galapagos Islands where they saw sharks, sea lions, pelicans and iguanas.
Trip organiser Gareth Abramson, a science teacher at The Windsor Boys’ School, said: “Seeing 46 young people put in a massive effort and being part of something pretty awesome was a real highlight.”
The students returned to the UK on Saturday, August 8.
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