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Geography & Art Trip to Iceland and USA

Over half term forty boys and 5 staff enjoyed a fantastic trip to Iceland and the USA.

 

The trip began in a chilly Iceland at the outdoor geo-thermal pools of the Blue Lagoon. Further highlights of the three days in and around Reykjavik included visiting a geo-thermal power plant, the fabulous geyser called Strokkur, Gulfoss waterfall and the world heritage site of Pingvellir - a unique place where it is said the first ever parliament met in 700AD.

The trip then proceeded on to New York. What a great contrast to the rugged and barren scenery of Iceland! A full programme of sight seeing had been organised by Mr Armitage and included seeing the city by night from the top of the Empire State Building, a walking tour to the Rockafeller Centre, UN building, Chrysler building and Central park - including the legendary Strawberry fields.

The most poignant moment of the entire trip came as the group were able to pay their respects at the Ground Zero 911 memorial tribute. A most moving visit for all.

Special thanks to Mr Parker for organising the trip and also to other staff members Mr Clark, Mr Armitage, Mrs Pickford and Ms Stolz.

What a wonderful and exciting trip of discovery Iceland/USA 2015 has proved to be!

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