Posted on May 10, 2017

Sixth Form students inspired by Iceland visit

Our A Level Geography students have been inspired by a range of magnificent sights on a trip to Iceland.

The students swam in the Blue Lagoon geothermal pool and embarked on the classic Golden Circle tour, which included seeing a geyser, the Gulfoss waterfall, the Kerid volcanic crater and Pingvellir – the continental divide between Europe and North America.

A visit to the south coast allowed the students to see basalt columns, a black ash beach and a waterfall. They also viewed Vatnajökull, the second-largest glacier in Europe, and saw first-hand how geothermal energy operates in the Icelandic hot springs.

The group were also fortunate enough to see the northern lights on two occasions, accompanied by a number of shooting stars.

Student Charlotte Poyton, 19, of Crossways, Bolton upon Dearne, said: “Iceland for me was well and truly life-changing. Seeing some of the world’s wonders has inspired me to go searching for more. It is definitely worth seeing.”

Imogen Adams-Pickford, 18, of Cote Lane, Thurgoland, added: “It was an amazing experience with stunning surroundings, unique culture and friendly people. The trip was thoroughly enjoyable with lots of fun and learning.”

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