Fifth Year visit breathtaking sites in Iceland

At the beginning of the summer holidays, the current Fifth Year students were lucky enough to visit the spectacular country of Iceland as part of their wider geographical investigations outside of the classroom. 

These trips are an amazing way for students to immerse themselves in new cultures and gain exposure to different environments. They get to see all that they have learned in the classroom first hand and put their knowledge to the test.

One of the girls on the trip was astounded by the beauty of Iceland, saying: 

"We were able to visit breathtaking natural wonders, the beauty of which cannot be seen anywhere else in the world. On the first day we visited the magical ‘Blue Lagoon’, which was one of the highlights of my trip, with the powers of geothermal seawater ensuring a sensational visit. The view of the lagoon was idyllic and I have never seen something so mystical and beautiful."

Describing more highlights from her trip, she said:

"We also visited the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik, and saw how vibrant and different it was to cities in the UK. However, I must admit that the natural, geographical wonders of Iceland really were spectacular. We walked behind a colossal waterfall and even visited a glacier - which was very interesting to be able to see the landforms that we had learned about in our geography lessons in real life. I saw erratics, a V-shaped valley and even had the privilege to climb a drumlin, from which we saw an incredible outwash plain. I was even lucky enough to celebrate my birthday in Iceland, which made it all the more special! 

Overall, Iceland was an experience that I will never forget and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to visit. I learned so much and was able to experience fantastic physical geography that I thought I would only ever learn about in lessons."

15 August 2019

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