Senior School trip to Iceland

Over 50 pupils and staff spent a week of half term visiting the amazing scenery in Iceland.   The 7 day trip included visits to some dramatic places including the Skogafoss waterfall, Strokkur at the site of Geysir, the geyser that gave its name to all the world’s geysers, Pingvellir – the seat of the first Parliament in the world and the tectonic divide along the Rift Valley, the Basaltic Triangle and Gullfoss, one of Iceland’s most photographed sites.

They managed to include some ice-cream tasting at Efstidalur dairy farm and discovered that Icelandic horses are not ponies even if somewhat short legged.

It was simply an amazing week full of discovery and fabulous views.

Mrs Cassell, Assistant Head at Highclare Senior School said “We had a very busy week not only discovering the amazing scenery, but also experiencing the culture and friendliness of the people who live in this quite unique landscape.   It was a great experience for all our group of pupils ranging in age from 14 to 18 years, and one we would definitely like to repeat”