In November a group of Y13 students set off on a four day trip to the land of ice and fire: Iceland.
During our time there, we were fortunate to visit a selection of picturesque landmarks that showed how both of these elements affected the landscape now and in years gone by (and a few people were even lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights!).
One of my favourite moments was our walk up the Sólheimajökull glacier. It was very special to see this vast body of ice in real life, rather than it being confined to an elusive picture in our textbooks. The local guides who gave us the tour were very knowledgeable and showed us around the formations and some of the expanding crevasses – some of which had only been there for a matter of days.
Another fantastic part of the visit was the chance to witness the island’s ongoing geothermal activity. Alongside visits to hot springs and the Krýsuvík mud puddles, our final destination was the Strokkur Geysir – which erupts in a huge plume of water and steam every ten minutes. This was also a great opportunity to take some spectacular videos to capture the magic of Iceland’s natural wonders for friends, family, and classmates back home.
For all the students and staff it was undoubtedly an unforgettable visit, with memories and experiences that will be treasured for years to come.
Write up by students S Barton, L Wilson & S Lee