Geography: Field Trip to Sicily


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