The Lower Sixth Geographers celebrated the end of the Easter holidays with a four day field trip in Snowdonia to consolidate their AS studies. The trip serves as a fantastic opportunity to see a great variety of features in real life, allowing students to fully appreciate their scale and formation. Glacial landscapes were the focus on the first two days. After driving along the ribbon lake of Llyn Ogwen, the group walked up to Cwn Idwal with the weather allowing impressive views of Tryfan. The following morning began with a visit to Aberogwen on the coast. The focus of the third day turned to river environments on the Upper Course of the Conwy River, taking in the Migneint Moor and knickpoint at Ysbyty Ifan before the heavens opened. The final morning was spent in Llanrwst investigating flood defences and mapping potential flood risk.
The trip was a great success with students benefitting from witnessing the wonders of Physical Geography first-hand. As one member of the Lower Sixth commented "It was a great opportunity to see our case studies first hand, which helps a lot when applying them to our answers. Overall, a really enjoyable and rewarding trip."