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In October half-term, 39 students and 4 staff set off on a Geography and Science Fieldtrip to Iceland. Staying in Reykjavik, students experienced some stunning sites and were fortunate to witness the amazing spectacle of the Northern Lights.

 

Dramatic waterfalls were a key feature of the trip and students were able to walk behind Seljalandsfoss Waterfall and then took a trek up the side of the even bigger Skogafoss Waterfall, both of which offered superb photo opportunities. After viewing the enormous waves at Black Beach, which has featured in Game of Thrones, students participated in a three-hour glacier walk in Southern Iceland.

 

On day three, the Golden Circle Tour in South Iceland focussed on some remarkable natural wonders, including a visit to Pingvellier, the mid-Atlantic ridge formed by plate movement, the famous Geysir hot spring, and Gullfoss, another huge waterfall. The evening featured a moonlit trip to the natural geothermally heated waters of the Blue Lagoon, where students could apply mineral rich clays to their skin!

 

One of the highlights of the trip was undoubtedly experiencing the Northern Lights. On the final night, the group ventured away from the city lights as the ‘Northern Lights Checker’ predicted a high chance of a sighting. Driving further into the barren landscape of lava fields, the coach pulled over miles from anywhere. The clouds moved to reveal huge flashes of green and purple and the Lights danced above the group who were in awe at the wonder of nature. In the words of Tom South, Year 11, “Flippertyjibberts Mrs Goss, we’ve just seen the Northern Lights – WOW!”. It was a moment that staff and students will remember forever.

 

 

 

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