Treorchy Comprehensive School

On Tuesday 15th March the Geography department took 54 Year 10 students on a field trip to Glan Llyn in Bala, North Wales. On the way we stopped at Aberystwyth to investigate the impact of tourism. We were lucky enough to have some sunshine in Aberystwyth which fortunately stayed with us for the rest of the week.

During the four day trip the students were able to participate in lots of activities which will benefit their GCSE studies. These included visiting the Centre of Alternative Technology in Corris, evaluating the impact of tourism in Machynlleth, walking around Cwm Idwal to examine glaciated features and completing a river study on a local river. The students enjoyed all of these activities but the highlight was visiting Dinorwig Hydro Electric Power station where they were taken inside the mountain to see the turbines generating power to supply homes across North Wales.
The students also had the opportunity to take part in some outdoor pursuits. Some brave students faced their fears on the high ropes course whereas others leisurely kayaked the lake (which happens to be the largest natural lake in Southern Britain).
The Geography Department were pleased that the Glan Llyn staff again commented on the excellent behaviour of the students. We look forward to another successful trip next year.