Geography students certainly got a taste for adventure on their recent field trip to Iceland with Truro and Penwith College students.
The focus of the trip was 'living with plate tectonics' which students were able to investigate within minutes of stepping off the plane by soaking away their travel aches in the world-renowned Blue Lagoon geothermal spa.
Six busy days in this remote sub-arctic nation afforded students a kaleidoscope of diverse experiences including exploring the snowy foot of the notorious Eyjafjallajökull volcano (origin of the 2010 ash cloud), ice hiking on the Solheimajökull glacier and an excursion in a 8WD off-road coach into Þórsmörk (Thor's Valley).
Geography student Jack said: “I really enjoyed the trip, especially the glacier walking with crampons and ice axes at Mýrdalshreppur. The experience has also given me a much better understanding of the tectonics component of my course.”
Students applying for A Level Geography for this September 2018 will also get the opportunity to sign up to go on the trip in March 2019.
Find out more about the A Level Geography course from staff and students at our Open Evening on Wednesday 2nd May, 5pm-8pm.