Thirty-fi ve girls from Coleraine Grammar School enjoyed a fantastic Geography trip to Iceland.
Accompanied by Mrs Currie (Curriculum Leader), Miss Clarke (Tour Coordinator), Mrs McCurdy and Miss Stewart, the girls first stop was to a geothermal town and power station where they witnessed the harnessing of natural geothermal steam and even ate eggs boiled in a hot bubbling river.
After checking into their Reykjavik hotel, everyone visited the Blue Lagoon, a warm geothermal pool and the party also enjoyed a visit to Iceland’s Golden Circle. The waterfalls including Gullfoss, were truly spectacular.
The tourists also embarked upon South Shore tour, focusing on volcanic activity and coastal processes and enjoyed epic views of Mount Hekla and Eyjafjallajöjull, learning more about the famous ash cloud eruption of Eyjafjallajöjull in 2010.
The part also visited a black sand beach to see basaltic columns identical to the Giants Causeway, climbed to the top of Skogafoss waterfall and hiked to the snout of a calving glacier. The pupils were a real credit to Coleraine Grammar School and the Geography department are keen to undertake a similar fieldtrip to Iceland again in the future.