Last Thursday 23rd February, the 11B Science class visited Mt Tarawera to take a close up look at the area as they work towards their first internal NCEA standard. The students have spent the first part of the year investigating the 1886 eruption, its causes, and how it affected the local people.
The field trip was a great opportunity to link the geological theory and history of the area with the diaries and eye witness reports of the people who were there and experienced the eruption first hand.
One highlight of the day was running down the massive scoria slope and in to the crater itself. The scoria and 17km fissure have to be seen to be believed. Special thanks to Mrs McManaway for coming with us and to our amazing students who were a pleasure to share the day with.