On Wednesday the 10 April, forty Year 9 and 10 pupils embarked on our annual Geography trip to Iceland, the land of fire and ice.
We begun our trip with an incredible Whale Watching boat trip in the bay of Reykjavik. We were happily greeted by 4 humpback whales who put on quite the display for us during their feeding time. Pupils were treated with visits to some amazing physical landmarks such as Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss and Urridafoss waterfalls and were soaked by the ever-erupting Skogar Geysir.
A highlight of the trip was the Lava Show where pupils were given the opportunity to witness real life lava in a contained environment. During the show, the room increased from 16°C to 53°C, all clad in our winter gear, it was a clammy affair! We finished our trip with an evening at Reykjavik Escape Rooms where the pupils (and teachers!) were split into 6 groups and locked in various rooms with a range of clues and codes needed to escape.
All pupils were an absolute credit to Downlands and their enthusiasm and excitement was completely tangible.