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Why did the Iceland Volcano Erupt? A Look Into The Litli-Hrutur Eruption 2023

On 10th July 2023, a new volcanic eruption began in Iceland, following seismic unrest and ground deformation. But what caused Litli-Hrutur to erupt?

Friday, 21st July 2023

Jo Coles

Great Geography Reads

Good literacy skills are essential to empower students to become better geographers, but we can sometimes face a battle for how to engage students to build a love of reading. The following lists of books are a compilation of fictional texts that have been recommended by various teachers for students to read, either as a means to add breadth to their knowledge and provide context, or simply to develop curiosity about our world and discover new places.

Wednesday, 3rd November 2021

Jo Coles

4 destinations… 4 reasons!

Each of these destinations have less restrictions for school groups, with current entry requirements allowing school groups in, unvaccinated. With the complications around entry requirements not being a barrier, let’s get down to the fun stuff, so you can actually enjoy planning a school trip for your students!

Tuesday, 19th October 2021

Katherine Woollett

Advice for booking a school trip; insurance and other safety and protection.

Our Covid Assurance goes a long way in protecting you and your students’ money, but our Assurance covers your group as a whole. Therefore, you need to make sure you have an insurance policy that protects you and your students on a personal level and for all scenarios. To help you with this, we have put together a quick, handy guide to choosing your school trip insurance provider…

Monday, 18th October 2021

Katherine Woollett

Raising money for school trips!

Overseas trips are invaluable, there is no doubt about that, but they do cost money. We know that many parents and guardians may worry about how they will find the money to fund a school trip and this can cast a shadow on what would otherwise be a really exciting time.

Friday, 3rd September 2021

Destination Specialist

Geldingadalir Fagradalsfjall eruption update

There have been some questions raised in the last few days as to whether the volcanic activity is starting to decline in Iceland at the Geldingadalir Fagradalsfjall eruption.

Wednesday, 30th June 2021

Jo Coles

Building resilience and wellbeing in students; an interview with geographer and pastoral expert, Karen Corfield

We caught up with our colleague Karen Corfield, now an Education Travel Manager here at Discover the World Education, but formerly a Pastoral Deputy, about the importance of increasing students’ wellbeing and Resilience.

Monday, 7th June 2021

Katherine Woollett

Experiencing the volcano: Visiting Fagradalsfjall

We have all been avidly following the activity at Fagradalsfjall where the Geldingadalir eruption has been taking place since the 19th March 2021. The most recent government announcement has allowed all of us to go from day dreaming about visiting Iceland to actively planning a trip. Discover the World Education’s owner, Clive Stacey, was fortunate enough to visit Iceland, and during his trip he visited the current eruption site. The interview is perfect for you to use in your classroom so that students can consider what you might experience at a volcano and what to think about before going to Iceland…

Tuesday, 11th May 2021

Jo Coles

Iceland Erupts; Volcanic Activity on the Reykjanes Peninsula

While the rest of the world is missing getting to visit and explore Iceland’s epic landscapes, nature has been building up to change that landscape once more!

Saturday, 20th March 2021

Jo Coles

Geographical Reflections; the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull Eruption.

11 years ago, a small, unheard of, unpronounceable volcano erupted in the south of Iceland. This wasn’t an extraordinary event in the land of fire and ice, but the aftermath of this eruption certainly was. The result? A butterfly effect that had impacts across the globe and captured the attention of worldwide media.

Monday, 15th February 2021

Destination Specialist

5 recommended resources for online learning

Here is the suggested list of our ‘top 5’ recommended resources for you to use for free!

Tuesday, 26th January 2021

Jo Coles

Eyjafjallajokull: 10 years on

I had led many school trips through the land of fire and ice but in April 2010, I was about to have a totally unique Icelandic experience...

Wednesday, 22nd April 2020

Simon Wells

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