The Lower Sixth Geography students recently travelled to Wales for a field trip, using our Boetius Centre in the Brecon Beacons as the base to explore local areas of interest. Mr. Ruck, Head of Geography, reports back from the trip:

“We set off with much anticipation and after the journey down, including the obligatory stop at possibly the most salubrious service station on the M4, we arrived with the vales of Glynneath welcoming us like an old friend. After a stretch of the legs and dinner, the students were eager to start their preparatory work for the coming few days.

“The next morning, we set out into the brilliant South Wales sunshine for our initial pilot studies at Kenfig Dunes (one of the largest active sand dune systems in the entirety of Europe). A brief smattering of rain soon cleared as we concluded our studies and headed to Porthcawl for an enjoyable assessment of coastal management in the area. The day concluded on Sandy Bay with fish and chips.

“Travelling back to the seafront in Porthcawl the next day, the students were treated to a delightful tasting menu of geographical techniques relevant to possible future human studies. After a few hours carrying out questionnaires with local people, the students returned to the promenade to evaluate their data. Having enjoyed exploring the locations and carrying out fieldwork, we boarded the faithful school minibuses en route back home, eager for the June trip where data collection could be completed in earnest.”


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