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STUDENTS from Portsmouth High School have been trekking through Morocco.

The group took to the Atlas mountains and Berber villages on an 11-day excursion.

The girls spent three days embarking on community projects, clearing and painting classrooms and teaching some of the locals English as well as tending to livestock.

They helped to produce food and carried water.

The expedition was rounded off with a visit to Marrakech.

Director of studies John Paget-Tomlinson, who accompanied the girls on the trip, said: ‘It was incredibly hot. Walking in 40C was very challenging.

‘But the girls enjoyed interacting with the Berber people and worked incredibly hard to repaint the classrooms to make them usable.’