Year 11 & 13 amazing trip to the spectacular island of Sicily
Year 11 and Year 13 students travelled to Sicily early on Friday 26th October to visit the volcanic landscapes of Sicily. On arrival at Catania airport, we travelled to the Alcantara Gorges to see the spectacular basalt formations in the gorge. Some brave students paddled in the freezing cold water to see the rock gorge close up! Saturday was spent travelling to the volcanic islands of Lipari and Vulcano. The weather was beautiful and we unexpectedly saw 2 inquisitive whales beside the boat. Mt Etna was our destination on Sunday. The clouds had rolled in so we were only able to reach 2000 m. We walked on a lava flow and visited the street market in Zafferana. We walked into Giardini Naxo on Monday morning and then to the hill town settlement of Taormina, where the students were given a selfie scavenger hunt challenge. Then it was time to travel by coach to the airport and back to the UK. It was, as some of our students said, ‘the best trip I’ve been on!’ and ‘A really fun trip to an amazing part of the world’.