The Journey Over

7 07 2007

It was a very long day. We all met Heathrow airport all in good time except fro one group who had coach problems on the way down. We expected delays with all the security but the airport was relatively quiet and with the help of the very kind and efficient SAS staff we were through to airside without delay.

Three flights later, stopping at Oslo and Tromsowe arrived at our destination Longyearbyen on the Norwegien island of Svalbard. It was 2am and the first thing that hit use was that it was as light at that time as it is at midday in the UK. It takes a bit of getting used to.

After about 3 hours sleep we were up and raring to go, well most of us.


Sorry about the delay!

7 07 2007

Sorry that we are a little behind updating this blog. Things have been a little busy since we arrived. The programe is very full and al our computers are in constant use with students updating their own blogs, send emails, downloading picturs and video blogs.

Check out the links to the winners blogs, they are working very hard on them.


Ice Edge Trip

1 07 2007

Welcome to this blog which has been set up for the Ice Edge Trip to Svalbard.

Twelve teams of young people, winners of a national competition, will be traveling to the fragile environment of Svalbard, a group of Norwegian islands located at the edge of the Polar Ocean. During the 10 day trip we will be travelling by ship to the wild animal sanctuaries on the north of the island, working with the university of Norway on environmental projects and enjoying the social and cultural life of Svalbard including dog sledging.

The trip starts on the 4th of July

We will be updating this blog regularly including photos and video diaries, so come back and see how we are getting on.