Third Year Geographers headed to Tenerife over half term to study some of the island’s fascinating geographical features.

The group began their trip with a visit to a local banana plantation, where they gained valuable insight into the economic significance of the fruit and also had a chance to try some tasty local banana jam. Taking full advantage of the beautiful sunshine, the pupils explored Mount Teide National Park, which features stunning volcanic rock formations. The Hamptonians ventured to the summit by cable car, where they marvelled at the magnificent views across the area and learnt about the role of the trade winds on the island’s climate.

Excitement levels were high on day three of the trip, as the boys spent the day at Siam Water Park. Highlights included the wave pool, where the boys experienced the biggest artificial waves in the world, and the Singha slide, a high speed water roller-coaster slide.

On the final day, the Third Year geographers explored the underground volcanic lava caves of Cueva del Viento, learning how the caves were formed and appreciating the darkness and silence of the subterranean world. The expedition concluded with a visit to the Pyramids of Guimar, stone structures built by the indigenous people of Tenerife. The boys were interested to discover how the pyramids were used by ancient civilisations. It was a fascinating trip leaving the Third Years with plenty of memories and newfound knowledge about the island’s geography.

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