Year 7 Students Visit Mud Volcanoes

May 20, 2016

On Thursday the Year 7 visited the Mud Volcanoes in the Buzau Mountains. The Mud Volcanoes exist because there is oil under the surface, as far as 30,000 metres deep, which gives off gas that rises up through cracks in the rock, passing through clay. This mixes with underground water and rainwater which results in the liquid mud ‘erupting’ out in volcano shaped cone. It is due to the oil that there is a smell similar to petrol in the area.

The students loved exploring the site of the Mud Volcanoes climbing and jumping around even finding a small cave and watching the mud bubble out of the cones. Watching the volcanoes bubbling and listening to them pop gave the impression that they could erupt on us- thankfully they aren’t that kind of volcano.

Of course some students had a bit of mud on them by the end of the day, they were well-prepared though and changed quickly for us to go for lunch.

Here’s what some of the students had to say after the trip:

‘Simply amazing, you can’t see things like these everywhere.’ Ronny
‘We had to find different routes around the Mud Volcanoes to avoid getting too dirty.’ Shashwat
‘The best trip ever!!’ Ishika
‘Amazing, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!’ Melissa