Geographic Learning – From the Top of a Mountain
Chatting with Vasso was impactful and gave a huge insight into what a tour means for teachers and students. Flying from Cyprus and touching down for the FIRST time in Switzerland is, understandably, exciting for everyone involved. Well, trust the experience was cemented in everyone’s mind on the first day!
Using the Aiguille Du Midi Cable Car and coming through the clouds to see awe-inspiring and captivating peaks was an out-of-this-world experience. Then on to the incredible man-made Mer de Glace – which is an ice cave in which you can be fully immersed!
‘Geography was really beneficial to our students – with the guide asking them to identify the landscape and continuous questions throughout’
Vasso Georgiades, the Grammar School Nicosia
Just imagine, being in the sunnier and drier climes of Cyprus the day before, then soaking in the cold and the snow and row after row of mountains zig-zagging as far as the eye can see – and a man-made ice-cave to top it all off – the day after!
As far as gaining real world experience and seeing places in the flesh they’d only seen on screens or books, these first two geography themed excursions were of a massive benefit to the students from the Grammar School of Nicosia and must have felt like a lifetime event!