The day after the summer term ended, 21 Year 10, 11 and 12 students embarked on a five day visit to Iceland with the Geography Department. After an early start meeting at Gatwick we landed in Keflavik later that morning. We met our guide at the airport and wasted no time before we were on our first tour, visiting a spectacular part of the coastline framed with boiling mud pools and steam vents! We stayed in different accommodation each night, allowing us to visit many of the attractions in the south and south east of the country. These include numerous spectacular waterfalls, volcano and earthquake visitor centres, glaciers (one of which we walked across), geothermal power stations, various hot springs and geysers and an Icelandic horse stables, where we were given a demonstration of riding skills. The weather was kind, with bright blue skies for three of the five days giving us fantastic views across lava fields towards volcanoes, mountains and a magnificent coastline as we travelled by coach. Our last morning was spent relaxing in the blue, steaming hot waters of the Blue Lagoon before boarding our flight back to London. The girls were fantastic, a credit to the school and great fun to be with. Thanks too to Miss O’Neill and Mrs Massey for accompanying the trip and their good humour.
Mr David Lock