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Iceland trip 2017

31 October 2018

Geography pupils recently visited Iceland as part of their GCSE studies.

Geographers in Year 10 and 11, accompanied by Westminster City School teachers, found themselves under brilliant azure blue skies and the most perfect weather for exploring Iceland during half-term. The salty, steaming hot mineral waters of the Blue Lagoon refreshed the senses, readying all for the long arduous journey across the south of Iceland over the next days.

Mr Oliver, Geography Subject Leader, said: "The crystal clear skies meant that we were rewarded with the most amazing vistas, with the sparkling ice-white Mýrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull glaciers atop the wide expanses of mountainous volcanic terrain. Great gushing geysers in the Geysir National Park were followed by a hike up a huge volcano (Mr Sayer won the race to the top!) and finally a trek across the plate margin as we walked, literally, from the North American plate to the European (Eurasian) plate.

"Pupils and staff alike were also treated to the most spectacular of celestial treats: the Northern Lights were at their peak. We are grateful to the OWCA for their extraordinarily kind generosity in sponsoring our Iceland 2017 tour, it really was the experience of a lifetime!" 

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