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Sicily Trip 2017

On Wednesday 12th July a group of year 10 geography GCSE students embarked on a trip of a lifetime to the beautiful island of Sicily. This was a great opportunity for students to experience the wonder of plate tectonics through the viewing of submerged houses in a lava field, huge craters and of course the fascinating Mount Etna, the tallest and most active volcano in Europe!

The students and staff had a fantastic experience as they witnessed ash clouds, sulphur explosions, breath-taking scenery and a pizza making demonstration by the hilarious Marco. Day one entailed a visit to the town of Giardini Naxos in which students undertook some fieldwork in order to look at how Etna has influenced tourism in the area. Day two was the long ride up to Etna where students could view many craters and witness some spectacular ash clouds. Day three was the ferry ride to the island of Vulcano, where students trekked 800m to the top of an old crater, it was a difficult journey but they plodded on and made us all very proud! Day four was the visit to Taormina, a lovely town filled with pizza makers, souvenirs and of course the ancient Greek Theatre!

The year 10’s were utterly overwhelmed with the beauty of Sicily and the many attractions it had to offer and haven’t stopped talking about it since! They were extremely grateful for their experience and did Moorside High School very proud. For anyone wishing to view photos from the trip, as there are far too many to put on the website, if you go to the student shared area and view Miss Connolly’s folder, you’ll find a whopping 215 in there. This can be accessed through remote desktop too,  you’ll just need to follow the instructions via our website.

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