Geography: Field Trip to Sicily

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On the 22 March staff and students from Bede's Geography Department departed the cold, wet climes of Gatwick airport for the rather more appealing Sicilian summer.

We managed to cover a great deal in our five days on the island, with a visit to the snowy and extremely windy slopes of Etna and hikes around its parasitic cones, a coastal study of Giardini Naxos and the beautiful resort of Taormina.

The Alcantara Gorge and the island of Vulcano were real highlights, providing students with a stunning opportunity to understand the battle between erosion and creation of land first hand.

Conquering the Gran Cratere or soaking in sulphurous mudbaths on our last full day was a real highlight - as were the Sicilian ice creams!

David King

Head of Geography

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