Year 9 Geography Trip to Iceland

On Monday 12th March 28 students and 3 staff travelled to Reykjavik in Iceland for the school’s first trip to this area. The focus of the trip was tectonic hazards and to appreciate the spectacular scenery of this fascinating country.

Each day focused on a different area within the country. The South Shore trip looked at the formation of waterfalls, in particular Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss. The Reykjanes Peninsula trip spent more time looking at volcanic features. One of the highlight days was the Golden Circle trip which included a visit to a geothermal hot spring, the Secret Lagoon, a geothermal power station, the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Gullfoss waterfall and Great Geysir. The day was made even more memorable when we were fortunate enough to see the Northern Lights, an experience never to be forgotten.

The trip reinforced many of the topics previously studied in Geography and will certainly aid any student planning to follow Geography at GCSE level. The students were a pleasure to take and a real credit to the school, we received many compliments throughout the trip, which was testament to their behaviour.

It is certainly a trip that we are sure the students will treasure, Iceland is a beautiful country. Our thanks go to Miss Davies for all her work in organising such an amazing trip.