At the start of the Easter holidays, Sixth Form geographers ventured on a five day expedition to Iceland, the “land of ice and fire”. The trip began with an excursion to the exact point where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet, after which students went on to visit many stunning waterfalls and fabulous black beaches as well as Iceland’s fascinating capital, Reykjavik. Memorable activities included a walk through a lava tube, hiking on a valley glacier, swimming in geothermally heated pools and meeting Icelandic ponies! The trip focused on the natural wonders of this amazing country, and the relationship between its people and the extreme, hazardous and fragile environment. Iceland is truly a land of awe and wonder!
It has been wonderful to see our International Exchange Programme resume this academic year, providing a handful of Upper Fourth students the incredible opportunity to