Geography Field Trip To Italy
Sunday 7 July to Wednesday 10 July 2019
A group of 31 GCSE Geography students, travelled to Naples in early July to visit some fascinating examples of tectonic hazards and landscapes and historical sites of interest. These included Pompeii, Mt Vesuvius, Amalfi, Ravello, Herculaneum and Piano Di Sorrento.
The students were thrilled to climb a volcano, step in the ancient footsteps of the Romans and experience the beautiful coasts along the Bay of Naples. After busy days exploring the area, students enjoyed swimming in the sea and relaxing on the volcanic sands in the shadow of Mt Vesuvius.
Students returned from the trip with a deepened understanding of tectonic hazards, tourism and settlements as part of their GCSE studies. The experience provided an excellent way to learn outside the classroom and enhance one of the most exciting topics on the GCSE syllabus.
As well as active learning, the students demonstrated the Aldridge attributes consistently throughout the trip. The sheer determination shown by the students when climbing Mt Vesuvius in such scorching heat was truly remarkable, as was the amazing teamwork and passion shown for geography.
Ms Cole, Mr Smith and Mr Collett would like to say a huge thank you to all students who attended the trip for making it such a memorable experience.
We were very proud of the great determination by all in climbing Vesuvius in the very hot weather, and the students' ongoing passion for adventure and being out of their comfort zones. We also practiced our risk-taking skills in negotiating the Italian traffic!
- Vice Principal, Mr Collett