Year 11 Geography trip to North Wales

Last week 47 Year 11 Geography students had the opportunity to spend 3 days in beautiful Snowdonia National Park as part of their GCSE course. On day 1, students completed a Human Geography enquiry in Bewts-y-Coed, where they examined the impact of tourism on the picturesque Welsh village. Day 2 was spent on the dynamic Criccieth coastline, studying the impacts of coastal erosion on local people and the management schemes in place to reduce this. On the final day the students were fully kitted out in wet weather gear to take on the Afon Ddu river. Many students were able to overcome their fears and climb the upper course of this river showing great teamwork and resilience. We would like to publically thank the Rhyd-y-Creuau Field Studies Centre for their hospitality and excellent facilities. We can’t wait to take our new cohort of GCSE students next September!