Report from Yr 9 Iceland Trip

Following our brief note last week to commend pupils on their excellent behaviour and learning during our trip to Iceland last week, Daniel Greenwood (Year 9) reports all of the exciting details of the trip below:

The first day of Iceland was very relaxed. We arrived at our hotel safe and sound and had dinner. Afterwards, we freshened up and then we went on a walk along the coast which was a nice way to calm down after the long journey. Once we came back, we went to our rooms to have a well deserved sleep. The second day was jam packed full of different things to see and do. We travelled around to see waterfalls, a geothermal power plant and we also went to the Secret Lagoon which so warm compared to the rest of Iceland. Although there was a lot of time spent on a coach, it was worth it. After that, we had a chilled rest of day. We woke up the next day extremely early so we had time to get where we needed to. On this day, we travelled to more waterfalls, a black sand beach and to other types of rock formations. We also got to see glaciers and geysers which was really exciting to witness. Eventually we came back and then went to an outdoor geothermal swimming pool near the hotel. This was one of the best parts of the day, mainly because Mr O’Brien went into an ice bath which was hilarious. The fourth and final day was fun even though everyone was really tired. We had some free time explore the local ‘gnome park’ before embarking on the journey home. Overall, Iceland was a great experience.