Last half term, 47 Year 11 students from Budehaven participated in an exciting opportunity to visit Naples, Italy as part of the GCSE Geography course. This was a first for Budehaven geographers.
The trip was aimed at enhancing students understanding of tectonic hazards, urban issues and challenges, coasts and urban fieldwork; all components of the AQA Geography GCSE course.
While on the trip students completed educational activities including a boat tour of Capri Island where they studied coastal features, undertaking an urban study of Sorrento, as well as a walk up to
the crater of Mount Vesuvius, a once in a lifetime experience despite the mist!
Finally, students spent an afternoon learning about the ruins of Pompeii that were buried when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD.
The students were a credit to the school, they had a fantastic time and have enhanced their understanding of the geography of the world around us.