Published: 05/03/2013 10:00

Uttoxeter pupils visit Iceland


UTTOXETER geography pupils have faced the natural hazards of Iceland.

Year 12 and 13 pupils from Thomas Alleyne’s High School spent half term on the North Atlantic island where they witnessed the Northern Lights and Blue Lagoon.

They have studied the impacts of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption on Iceland and of the potential future impacts of eruptions from volcanoes such as Katla and Hekla. They visited the only place where the Mid Atlantic ridge is not submerged under the Atlantic, witnessed how the Atlantic shaped the volcanic coastline at Dyrholaey, the snout of the Myrdalsjokull glacier, Gulfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, an Icelandic fish drying farm and the sulphur emissions from the fumaroles. The flight saw staff, pupils and air hostesses joining in a fancy dress song.

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