Atlas Festival raises money for Morocco trip

Students at a Vale of York Academy hosted a music festival this week to raise money for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Morocco.

The ATLAS festival took place at Vale of York Academy in Clifton and visitors got to listen to a selection of live bands and solo artists from the academy and the local community, whilst enjoying a barbecue, cake stalls, face-painting, a raffle, stalls and music workshops.

Some of York’s local community groups including Rock Church, Accessible Arts and Door 84 are also supporting the event by providing workshops and activities.

The festival is being held to raise money for students currently in Years 9 and 10 who have signed up to take part in the Moroccan expedition in 2019.

Students will have the chance to learn about the Moroccan culture and climb Mount Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains, as well as spending a week in a Moroccan school where they will help to build key infrastructures.


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