Wednesday 22nd August 2007 by C. Freeman
A total of 17 students went on a field trip to the wilds of Snowdonia studying the geology and ecology of the area. The trip gave students a head start on their A-level studies and provided data which to use in their coursework.
Teachers, Peter Rowbotham and Yvonne Tervit accompanied the geography and biology students on the four-day visit to a field centre near Betws-y-Coed.
Mr Rowbotham said: 'For the first two days the geography students were up in the hills measuring rivers and on the third day they were digging soil pits in the forest. On the final day some of them completed some more coursework and then we walked halfway up Snowdon.'
Miss Tervit said: 'The purpose of the visit for biology was to give students some experience of ecological techniques in the field so they looked at the growth of mosses and lichen in different environmental conditions in woodland and studying organisms that lived in different parts of the river.' The geographers had stayed at the field centre before but it was the first time that the biology coursework had been carried out there. Miss Tervit said: 'The food was fantastic and the accommodation was lovely. The field centre tutor, Pete, was fantastic. He led all the sessions and knew all there was to know about the local area.'