Bede’s Geography pupils visit Iceland

June 22, 2017

The May half-term break saw the Bede’s School Geography department embark on an adventure to Iceland.  

Head of Geography at Bede’s Catherine Buckler explained: “‘The itinerary included a guided tour of Reykjavik, where we learned that hot water is pumped under the roads to stop them freezing over in the winter.  

“Out of the city, we walked between the North American and Eurasian plates and waited for the geyser to erupt, which did so every 3-7 minutes. Our final stop was the iconic Gullfoss waterfall.  

“The following three nights we stayed in log cabins, from where we made several day trips.

“These included a visit to a glacier, still covered with ash from the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull, a folk museum and a beautiful gorge.

“One of the trip highlights was the visit to the Westman Islands, a group of volcanic islands to the south of Iceland.

“A couple of puffins braved the rain, and we also saw one up close in the natural history museum, which the pupils loved.”