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West Buckland COVID-19 updates

With the end of term approaching, we turn our attention to September and what we are expecting to be a full return to lessons.  For information on what we have achieved and what how we are planning for September, please click here.

As a BSA school we have signed up to their COVID-Safe Charter, available here.  In addition, and to endorse our commitment to ensuring the safety of our students and staff, we have created our own WBS Hygiene Charter.

For our new and returning international students, our Frequently Asked Questions document will provide useful information and reassurances. Please view it here.

Northern Lights, Volcanoes and Riding Monster Trucks in Iceland

Thirty eight lucky pupils from Year 10-13 spent a magical five days in Iceland at half term.  Deputy Head, David Hymer, went with them on this once-in-a-lifetime trip.

“We were lucky enough to have some fantastically clear weather for the first couple of days, meaning that we had a clear view of the stunning Northern Lights on the first night and the recent cold had made the landscape a frozen and snowy wonderland.”

We visited the famous Geysir, saw spectacular waterfalls, and spent time bathing at length in geothermal pools fed by hot springs.

 

 

Having walked round the rim of a volcano and across lava fields on a spectacular coastline, we enjoyed caving in a lava tube, though perhaps the biggest highlight was driving on monster trucks onto an ice cap. We then ventured into the glacier in tunnels bored into the ice.

After a bit of retailing and sightseeing in Reykjavik we returned to the UK, geographically wiser and amazed by on of the most beautiful countries in the world!

More photos are available on our Facebook site.