Once-in-a-lifetime trip exploring volcanoes


A ONCE-in-a-lifetime trip exploring volcanoes was experienced by students from Warrington’s Priestley College.

The 38 Priestley students, who all study geography, geology or environmental science, spent seven days in Sicily, which included visits to Mount Etna and Mount Stromboli.
“My favourite day was when we climbed Stromboli,” said Hannah Garbutt, a geography student who previously attended Culcheth High.

“It took us a few hours to get up, but was worth the wait when we experienced the volcano erupting, releasing magma.”
After watching sunset at the summit, the group had the unique experience of making their descent in the dark.
Another highlight was travelling on a snow bus up to Mount Etna where the views were incredible.
All the volcano walks the students took part in were quite different. Another geography student, Harvey Bold, said: “The experience really put into perspective everything we have been learning in the classroom.”


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