During the half term break, a group of Year 10 and 11 students travelled to the Bay of Naples for a Geography trip. Whilst staying on this stunning stretch of coastline we were able to experience great examples of tectonic activity as well as the bustling urban geography of Naples and the tourist resort of Sorrento.
We enjoyed plenty of warm sunshine, especially on the day we spent on the island of Capri. The weather wasn't quite so kind for our ascent of Mt Vesuvius, which was covered in thick cloud throughout. Yet despite the lack of views, it was still an incredible experience to walk around the rim of a volcano! We were also able to appreciate the power of Vesuvius by visiting Herculaneum, a Roman city destroyed, yet incredibly preserved by its eruption in 79AD.
Brandon Isidro in Year 11 suggested that climbing Mt Vesuvius was the highlight of the trip. He said, "I'd always wanted to climb something this high. Reaching the top felt like a real achievement." He thought that the cloud didn't matter and added that, if anything, it had actually helped bring a unique atmosphere to the whole experience.
Mr Collman - Teacher of Geography