Iceland Trip 2016

During the September long weekend 33 pupils from Hazlehead Academy travelled to Iceland for a geography field trip. When they arrived the group got the chance to enjoy the therapeutic properties of the mineral rich Blue Lagoon. Over the next two days the S4 and S5 pupils experienced some of the most specular scenery in the world including the Gulfoss Waterfall and the basalt columns at Reynishverfi Beach. One of the highlights of the trip was the guided walk on the Solheimajokull glacier that comes from the Myrdalsjokull icecap. The pupils also found out about how local farmers were effected by the melting icecap during the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in 2010. There were many more sights and experiences over the four days which ended with a visit to the Hellisheidi Geothermal Power plant and an afternoon exploring Reykjavik. The trip was a huge success and the pupils represented Hazlehead Academy brilliantly.

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