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Second Year Camp

The first of this year’s Second Year camps to Lovaton, Dartmoor took place at the weekend.

Students spent the weekend camping or staying in the School’s Rural Study Centre, whilst taking part in climbing and team building exercises, constructing and racing rafts on the river and learning how to cook on trangias.  Despite the heavy rain at times their spirits remained undampened.

Prague Exchange

Over the Easter holidays, a group of five girls travelled to Pribram, near Prague in the Czech Republic, to take part in the second leg of the Prague Exchange.

Their buddies had already been hosted by KES families in September. Whilst there, the girls visited the capital and saw all the highlights including Prague Castle and the Astronomical Clock. Easter was a wonderful time to visit as there were Easter crafts and markets aplenty. The group also helped with running a sports event for a local school for children with special needs.

 Geographers visit Iceland

Eighteen geography students travelled to Iceland over the Easter holidays to discover the incredible geology and geography on offer in this amazing country.

Iceland is well known for its changing weather and the group certainly experienced this – snow, torrential rain and sunshine! Bathing in the Blue Lagoon was most definitely a highlight for the students and they used the silica mud on the bottom of the lagoon to cleanse their skin. The geographers visited numerous waterfalls, some with water so pure that the students were able to drink directly from them, and Strokkur geysir mesmerised everyone as it sprayed boiling hot water up to 35 metres into the air every 5 minutes. Iceland has a huge amount to offer and everyone was extremely fortunate to be able to experience so many of its geological wonders.

 

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