Year 8 girls enjoy Geography trip to Snowdonia

Year 8 girls enjoy Geography trip to Snowdonia


By, Sophia Merchant and Millie Burrows

Last week all of Year 8 went on a trip to Snowdonia. We suppose you could say it didn’t go as planned, but it was still great fun and a lovely way to end the school year.

The trip started early in the morning, it was a long journey but it didn’t feel like it because of the beautiful scenery and the company of our classmates. When we arrived in the Ogwen Valley we walked up to see the corrie, taking in the beautiful scenery and the smell of grass. We could see a tarn, striations, marks which showed which direction the glacier travelled, and scree, which was rock that had been left loose on the mountain due to freeze thaw weathering. We had our packed lunch by the lake in the sunshine and laughed at people's reactions as ravens and seagulls circled over our heads. Before getting back on the coach, we made another stop at a small ice cream stall at the base of the hill, and everyone enjoyed that.

Our next stop was an orienteering centre.  We were given maps of the meadows and woods with places we had to find marked on; we had to use the map and find the different locations and collect the stamps.  Meanwhile, disaster had struck and the other coach had broken down!  It was a long wait for a replacement coach but we eventually made it.  Although this was very eventful, the highlight of the trip was most definitely the walk to the see the glacial landforms.  Thank you to the Geography Department for such a memorable field trip!