WAKE FIELD GRAMMAR SCHOOL UK VOLUNTURISM
21/07/2011Part of the goals of the Pacha Conservancy´s Project as a team is to develop facilities for students willing to spend time in Monterosa to learn about the area, work side by side with locals, plant trees, have a cultural exchange, carry on field studies etc, this early June we finally had our camping grounds ready, we were visited by two groups from the Wake Field Grammar School from the distant UK, they spent a week at Monterosa in July learning about its ecology, its birds, its orchids and more; they also had the opportunity to learn first hand from our friend Johan Saico(stone restorer)different constructions techniques that date back from the inca time. During this visit they selected construction material to build a stone wall, clean previous planted trees, learn about our local history and archaeology during lectures by the fire as well as assisting us during a series of talks we gave to local school teenagers that visited Monterosa during their stay, it was fantastic to see them interacting, discussing and sharing a good time together, practice spanish and english ; we ended the day with a soccer match!!. Once the students completed their visit to Monterosa we hiked on a seldom used inca-trail to Wamanmarka and then continue to Santa Teresa where the group caught the train to Aguas Calientes so they could visit the magical site of Machupicchu. Thanks to all of you that made things possible in Monterosa during your visit, in special to Dominic Higgins and Carolyn Kendall.