Want to arrange a school geography trip next year, but not sure where to go? Maybe you always go to the same place and want a change of scenery this year?
Italy in particular offers excellent value for money and is a great destination for geography groups studying volcanoes and their effects on the local population.
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The Bay of Naples is home to the infamous Mt. Vesuvius, famous for destroying the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum when it erupted in 79 AD. So where better to study the impact of volcanic activity on the local population?
As well as visiting the volcano itself and those ancient cities that it destroyed, on a school trip to the Bay of Naples, your students will also be able to visit local food producers, to find out why people choose to live in the shadow of a volcano.
One of the largest islands in the Mediterranean, Sicily is also home to the largest active volcano in Europe, Mt. Etna. Dominating the island, this stratovolcano is in an almost permanent state of activity. Similarly to the Bay of Naples, a school trip to Sicily will help your students to understand why people choose to live under the constant threat of a devastating eruption.
Vietnam really is a once-in-a-lifetime visit for young geographers. And, thanks to the favourable exchange rate, the trip offers incredible value for money. On top of this, British citizens are able to travel to Vietnam without a visa until June 2018 – and it is hoped that this will be extended. All this means there’s never been a better time to introduce your students to the geography of South East Asia and Vietnam.
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