Sixth Form News & Events

Iceland

Slapton SandsOver the Easter Holidays a group of Ashcombe sixth formers visited Iceland on a Geography trip to support their A-level courses. We experienced everything the North Atlantic had to throw at us in terms of weather but we didn’t let that stand in our way, and enjoyed an action packed few days. Highlights of the trip included a visit to the blue lagoon and a much more secluded thermal spring for some outdoor swimming in freezing temperatures. Students also had the opportunity to get geared up with crampons and harnesses to take part in a guided glacier walk where they were able to experience the scale of the glacier and the impact climate change is having first hand. Throughout the trip, the scenery and wildlife provided plenty of opportunities for fantastic photographs as we walked behind waterfalls, saw icebergs which had been thrown onto a black beach, and had several sightings of minke whales on our whale watching excursion. The students had a really memorable experience which was the most important thing, as there really is no better way to learn a case study on Eyjafjallajokull volcano than to visit it yourself. Thanks to all the staff and students that helped to make the visit such a success. We’re looking forward to Iceland 2019 already.