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British Cartographic Society – Restless Earth Workshop

On the 1st July 2014, several gifted and talented GCSE geographers (armed with MAOAMs) set off to Alsager School for a workshop given by the British Cartographic Society entitled ‘Restless Earth’. The workshop was based on the Japan earthquake and ensuing tsunami in 2011. The workshop started with a presentation from members of the British […]

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London Big Day Out 2014

On Thursday 19 June, over 40 drama students (including myself) arrived at Crewe station at 06:25, ready to travel to London. After confusion about which train to board at Crewe station, we were on our way and before long arrived into Euston. From there, we took the London Underground to Charring Cross, where after a […]

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Iceland Final day

Iceland Final day

With everyone feeling disappointed and also relieved, the amazing trip wandering the magnificently natural wonders of Iceland was finally coming to an end. We started the day with everyone down at breakfast at the slightly changed time of 8:15. Here, most enjoyed a healthy start of the day before heading back to their rooms to […]

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Iceland Day 4

Iceland Day 4

With an increasing number of schools arriving at our hotel, rivalry over the breakfast bar is becoming increasingly heated. However after eating we set off straight away on a day that would “test the senses” according to our rep Kate. We soon realised what she meant as we pulled up to a ‘fish rack’, the […]

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Iceland Day 2

Iceland Day 2

After quickly devouring breakfast at the Hotel, the group was ready to tackle the first full day of our Icelandic adventure- boots were readied, cameras charged and bags packed for the much anticipated excursion across the ‘Golden Circle’. The first stop on the day-tour was the world’s largest Hellisheidi Power Station, where we found out […]

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Day 1 – Evening

Day 1 – Evening

After a busy day of travelling the group have now had a chance to fulfil their main concerns: food and relaxation. Once we landed safely, we were met by our tour guide, Kate who took us to the incredible Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa. The water was approximately 40°C, heated by a geothermal power station. […]

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Day 1 – Preparation

Day 1 – Preparation

The group is now waiting in the refectory to go to Manchester Airport for our flight at 1:25 (flight number FI441). After a bacon sarnie the excitement is most definitely present. We’re only a few hours from relaxing in the Blue Lagoon and exploring for the first time the new, exciting surroundings of Reykjavik, Iceland’s […]

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Iceland Geography Tour – 2 DAYS TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!

Iceland Geography Tour – 2 DAYS TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!

It’s only 48 hours to go until the beginning of our Icelandic expedition. The excitement has definitely kicked in and preparations are well under way! It seems like the teachers as well as the students around the Geography department are as excited as each other to get away from the classrooms and typical English weather, […]

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Savouring the moment – Lille and Bruges Day Two

Yesterday, we travelled from Sandbach to Dover, where we then departed for Calais on the ferry, shortly after our arrival we headed towards the town of Lille. Once we got there we had food for the night and wandered around the local Christmas markets. We then came to the hotel to unpack, and to spend […]

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Bonjour de la France – photos

Bonjour de la France – photos
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