The pupils from Year 3 were very excited to be going to the Timanfaya visitors centre. They had been studying volcanoes in their Geography classes and were looking forward to discovering even more interesting facts.
The children were fascinated with the volcano simulator room. The noise and special effects demonstrated how frightening it must have been all those years ago when the volcano erupted.
They listened attentively to the guide who showed them around the museum, asking lots of questions and chatting to her about the different aspects of volcanoes. The guide was very impressed not only with their knowledge of volcanoes but also the standard of their English.
As we entered the National Park the children were enthralled with the story of the nomad who lived at the top of the crater with his pet camel. After enjoying the earth, fire and water experiments the children sat around the window where the art work dedicated by Cesar Manrique to the nomad is displayed. They had lunch and sketched their own pictures of the spectacular views.