Our first year 10 geography trip since 2019 was a resounding success. The weather gods smiled, and students and staff enjoyed two superb days in the field on Saturday and Sunday July 9 and 10.
The first stop was a walk along Afon Mellte (‘lightning’ in Welsh, because of the speed with which the waters rise after rainfall). Here students were able to see how cave systems and gorges develop in limestone country.
Sunday say data collection to test the Bradshaw Model of river flow.
On the way home on Monday, students either visited Pwll Mawr (The ‘Big Pit’) to learn about mining life in South Wales, or the outdoor museum of social history at St Fagan’s.
A fantastic trip on which our students rose to every challenge set. Thank-you to them for their enthusiasm, and to our staff, especially Mr Gerretsen, for organising.