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Italy Trip at half term

At half term the geography department took a group of 20 year 9, 10 & 11 students to Italy for 4 days.  They stayed in the historic town of Sorrento, where they were lucky enough to see some of the celebrations for its patron saint, St Antoninus.  This region of Italy is famous for its volcanoes.  At Vesuvius they climbed up to the rim of the crater and got to see amazing views over the whole region.  Solfatara is a very different volcano, where the students were able to walk around inside the crater, see the bubbling mud pools, then stand very close to (and smell!!) the steam vents with their sulphurous gases.  They also visited the Roman towns of Herculaneum and Pompeii that were destroyed when Pompeii erupted in 79AD, and excavated by archaeologists more recently.

 

Our students were complimented on their behaviour everywhere they went, and we look forward to running more trips in the future.

Ms Hinds and Ms O'Dell