"The reason I chose Dane Court." "Can I stay another week?" "Dane Court's best trip."
Over the years, students partipating in our annual visit to Kent Mountain Centre in North Wales have said some wonderful things about the place and their experiences. The visit in November 2016 was certainly no exception. As always, everyone took part in a spectacular range of truly exciting and physically challenging activities. The teams of staff, instructors and students were all keen to take advantage of the ideal weather and spent some awesome days on the mountains of Snowdonia National Park and the sea cliffs of Anglesey.
This term Geographers have been out and about studying a range of topics in the field.
Firstly Year 10 students travelled to the tertiary coast between Reculver & Herne Bay - to investigate the various coastal management techniques for their GCSE coursework. For their IB Internal Assessment the Year 12 Geographers undertook a residential trip to Surrey – in order to investigate the fluvial dynamics of the River Tillingbourne.
Finally, 22 students from Year 11 took part in a residential trip to the country of Iceland. They were thoroughly immersed in the islands unique physical geography – a land of tectonic and glacial wonders. During the 6 day trip students;
wiggled through lava tubes
walked down a mid-Atlantic ridge fissure
trekked around & behind a range of majestic waterfalls
hiked upon a glacier armed with crampons and axes
marvelled at columnar basalt formations & black sand beaches
travelled to the top of a glacier in an ex-army rocket launcher.
observed puffins loaded with fish, returning from the sea to their nests high in the cliffs
enjoyed a boat trip around the icebergs of a glacial lagoon
witnessed humpback whales breaching and fluking
relaxed in the geo-thermal waters of the Blue Lagoon
It was an awe-inspiring trip which further enhanced the students’ love of Geography and many are keen to visit this fantastic country again.