During the second week we began our trek around some of Uganda’s most beautiful lakes and mountains. At times it was hard to push on through the heat and exhaustion, as well as difficult terrain and poor weather, but it was incredible to see more of rural Uganda and its people. The final day was the highlight of the trek as we saw the last remaining silverback gorillas in the jungle – at one point, the silverback which my group had been tracking, stood up on his hands and feet, climbed a small tree and completely tore it down, it was quite scary but thrilling too!
Last Tuesday, we had our Open Day with the other group who had worked on our playground the following week; this was a wonderful day as we were able to celebrate our achievements with the school and local community. The school showed their thanks by performing songs, poems and dances in their classes. It was lovely and in return we showed them some of our British culture by doing a ceilidh for them – there were 9 Scottish members in our group so they led the way there!