Published: May 09, 2014 5:10 PM EDT
Updated: May 09, 2014 5:23 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - It was quite a crazy day at one Fort Myers school, as more than two dozen volcanoes erupted in the courtyard.

Sixth graders at Canterbury School created volcanoes as part of a volunteer school project. 

The goal is to learn about geography and how the earth works. Students created volcano replicas from all over the world, and made them explode with a little help from some soda and Mentos. 

"I got to know what I was building, and how I should construct it, and it was just amazing!" said student Savannah Parker. 

"I liked the explosions because it's just really fun to watch them go high," said student Austin Alley.

The volcanoes are an annual tradition at Canterbury. The students also had to write a report about their volcano, as well.