Year 10 girls demonstrated great team spirit and a genuine appreciation of the landscape during their recent GCSE residential fieldtrip to Snowdonia. In challenging weather conditions girls discovered the merits of watertight wellies and waterproof trousers as they studied the River Glaslyn. Visits to rural settlements gave a much needed contrast with the relative wealth of Solihull.
The highlight for many was a guided walk through Coed Aber which took the girls through deciduous woodland and coniferous forest, across a scree slope and grassland, and to a stunning waterfall. This was a great way to learn about ecosystem management and biodiversity with the help of an excellent guide Angharad Harris who works for the National Park Education Service.
The absence of TV and mobile reception in the accommodation was quite liberating after recovering from the initial shock – friendships were strengthened as girls talked to each other face to face! A great start to the GCSE course. Well done girls!
“I love Geography!” Georgie
“Funniest bit was playing sardines in the dorm.” Millie
“I learnt that I’m capable of walking quite a long way.” Mashal
“The best bit was being able to get stuck in and measure the river.” Sarah