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Busy week ahead.

I was kept entertained during my Easter holidays by the wonderfully scripted blogs, photos and videos that the groups in New Zealand shared with us. I’m sure I’m not the only person to have felt some small degree of envy at the amazing experience that the students were having but also incredible pride in the […]

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New Zealand Geography Expedition – Taupo & Auckland

New Zealand Geography Expedition – Taupo & Auckland

We started the day after Tongariro Crossing with a leisurely lie in to help recover and give us time to actually get out of bed. After a slow start and a quick bit of breakfast, we headed out to some mystery places that Ms Bielby wouldn’t reveal until we were there. Our first stop was […]

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New Zealand Geography Expedition – Tongariro Crossing

To see the Tongariro Crossing video CLICK HERE To read the blog from GreatLakeTaupo.com tourism website CLICK HERE After a long deserved lie in yesterday in Napier we arose to yet another sunny day in New Zealand the likes of which we are now becoming complacent with. Once breakfast was hastily “scranned” down by the […]

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New Zealand Geography Expedition – Wellington

New Zealand Geography Expedition – Wellington

Another early start in Nelson awaking at 5:30am ahead of a long drive to Picton ferry port. Fuelled by breakfast, we eventually departed at 6:30 ahead of our 10 am ferry crossing to Wellington. The journey to the ferry port was some what a windy one through mountain valleys and narrow roads. As we eventually […]

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New Zealand Geography Expedition – Nelson

New Zealand Geography Expedition – Nelson

We began Wednesday 4th April with a morning of study, only breaking for quick games of pool. In the afternoon we drove 30 minutes to Fox glacier, similar to Franz Josef but a much better view of the snout possible. After the glacier we went for a walk around the shores of Lake Matheson, a […]

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New Zealand Geography Expedition – Franz Josef

New Zealand Geography Expedition – Franz Josef

To see the Franz Josef Glacier video CLICK HERE On the 2nd April, we travelled from Te Anau to Franz Josef Township. We left at 7am and drove through the morning mist and admired the sun as it rose over the surrounding mountains. It wasn’t long before we stopped in a town called Wanaka. It […]

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New Zealand Geography Expedition – Milford Sound & Te Anau

New Zealand Geography Expedition – Milford Sound & Te Anau

Saturday 31st March brought quite possibly the earliest start of the expedition so far (vans packed for a 5:45am departure). As the rest of Queenstown slept, we started the next leg of the tour, headed for Te Anau. After a fairly sleepy four hours (except for the teachers), passing Lake Wakatipu and heading round the […]

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New Zealand Geography Expedition – Queenstown

New Zealand Geography Expedition – Queenstown

To see the Jetboating video CLICK HERE After a long scenic drive we arrived in a picturesque Queenstown, enjoying the sun and stunning scenery, overlooking Lake Wakatipu. We soon settled down in our new surroundings and began to get to know the area. Steaks were on the menu, expertly cooked by head chefs Adam and […]

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New Extension

New Extension

Yesterday I had my first proper tour of the new extension and I was highly impressed by what I saw! The contractors have not only managed the build really well but the end product will be a great addition to the school. A number of international trips are taking place during the Easter holidays. A […]

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Music and Theatre New Zealand Tour 2012 (2)

Music and Theatre New Zealand Tour 2012  (2)

Whilst the geographers gather at Manchester Airport heading off for New Zealand, the musicians and drama students have a few more days of preparation before their departure on Wednesday. Here are some thoughts and feelings from Harry and Sophie on whats to come. NAME: Sophie Louise Rhiannon Phillips AGE: 18 LIKES: Chocolate philadelphia DISLIKES: Early […]

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