Sports Tour to Argentina
54 pupils and staff travelled to Argentina for the biennial Sports Tour for what proved to be an exciting and challenging tour that witnessed tough but hugely rewarding fixtures for boys’ rugby and girls’ hockey.
Exeter School Sports Tour runs every other year and has been to far off destinations such as South Africa, Sri Lanka and Namibia.
The girls also played netball against the full Argentinian national team and came away with victories for both the A and B teams!
Tour leader Mr Willson said spectacular excursions were enjoyed from zip wiring in the Andes mountains to a day spent at the impressive Iguazu waterfalls.
“This included a speedboat ride up the river rapids to the falls and a journey into the falls themselves where the whole party was completely drenched!”
Charitable work and donations were made in San Pedro and Cataratas, but an immensely emotional and satisfying day was spent with the Buenos Aires charity Manos en Accion.
“Here pupils built benches and outdoor chess boards for the institution to use and enjoy,” said Mr Willson.
“The whole group interacted with the children within the community playing street football and painting faces and many friends were made.
“All pupils were a credit to themselves and to the school and not only developed as sportspeople but the wealth of cultural experience, responsibility and independence enjoyed by the whole group will provide for strong long lasting relationships and memories but also valuable transferable skills.”
Thank you to the staff for organising and accompanying the pupils on this incredible trip. A big thank you to the Sports Tour sponsors: Charles Stanley & Co Ltd, Gibbins Agriculture, Dink, MIG Security, System Six Kitchens, Laser Summer Camp and Stalite Signs.