On Friday 2nd November 2012, 32 students and four staff travelled to Rhyd Y Creuea Field Centre in Snowdonia, Wales to enjoy three days of activities centred around the geography of the local area. Students participated in such activities as tourism study in Betws Y Coed, a walk up Cwm Idwall, a river study, a visit to a working Welsh hill sheep farm, evening team building games and an afternoon spent gorge scrambling.
During the weekend, students were encouraged to develop life skills such as making their own bed and tidying their rooms and their tables after meals. As ever, our students completed these tasks willingly and, in light-hearted fun, were awarded prizes for the best rooms and tables! Both staff and students enjoyed the weekend which was filled with interesting activities, challenges and information thanks to the excellent staff at the Field Centre.
Students benefitted from the use of the centre's excellent facilities during the weekend and even had the chance to use iPads to gather their information relating to tourism and the formation of some of the natural landforms in the area. The trip was a complete success and it is hoped that there will be another one next year.