Guest Speaker From Peru

Giving our learners a global perspective has never been more enjoyable! While learning about different civilizations in their Unit of Inquiry sessions, our Grade 5 learners were delighted to host Mr Valentin Baca Baños as a guest speaker from Peru.

Mr. Baños started working as a porter on the Inca Trail at age 16. He then worked as a chef on the trail while at the same time attending the University of San Antonio in Cusco, studying to become a certified guide. He has completed course work in tourism, history, archaeology, flora, fauna, medicine, psychology and English. Mr Baños has been working as a guide for the past 9 years and has led over 500 trips to Machu Picchu and owner of a company ‘Valentinspachamamajourneys’

Mr Baños gave our learners an insight into his culture, the history of Inca Civilization and the beauty of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley in an animated and welcoming style. The learners were full of questions and Mr Baños answered each one patiently with a warm smile.