A group of our Senior Geography students and staff have recently returned from an action-packed trip to Sicily.

Thirty-three pupils from Years 10-12, Mr John, Mrs Jewers, and Mr Ruta started their half term by visiting Mount Etna – Europe’s most active volcano, located on the east coast of Sicily.

Mr John, who is Head of Geography at King’s Ely Senior, said: “We ascended Etna via cable car, four-wheel drive, and foot to see recent lava flows and current activities, including one of Etna’s famous smoke rings.

“We also took the ferry to the island of Vulcano and climbed it from sea level in the company of an Italian Geologist who studies the volcano.

“Our explorations were particularly useful for Year 12 students, who are currently studying tectonic landscapes. We also looked at how the Alcantara River has carved a v-shaped valley, waterfalls, and a gorge through a lava flow, which links to the current Year 10 topic on river landscapes.

“The weather was lovely and warm, we squeezed in some time on the beach and in the sea, lots of pizzas were devoured – a successful half term trip all round!”

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