St Davids College

Lynn Conway22 10

Biggest Classroom in Wales

Published: 23.06.2022 ( a year ago )

The end of the year is here, and what could be more fitting than a special mention of our Geography Department at St David's College.

The lesson based content has continued to interest and excite the students with new and broad-ranging themes such as the hot topics of the South Pacific islands, Kazakhstan as well as the ever-changing continents of Africa and South America. As ever though, the highlight of the year has been the year-ending field trips.

Our Head of Geography Matthew Roberts says:

Nearly all students have had the opportunity to partake in a field work over the year, learning essential skills whilst being immersed in the landscapes and people of the Snowdonia National Park.

The year 12 students started off by visiting the glacial landscapes of Cwm Idwal and Nant Ffrancon before then assisting all the other years on their trips.

The year 8’s were involved in a cross-curricular trip to explore Parys Mountain in Amlwch before undertaking coastal fieldwork skills at Llanfairfechan.

The year 7’s undertook river skills through following the River Conwy from its source at the Afon Conwy above the Migneint, through Ysbyty Ifan and down to Llanrwst.

Finally, the year 10’s investigated changing places through contrasting various sites in the Welsh wonderland of Blaenau Ffestiniog, visiting Zipworld as well as the high street in Blaenau Ffestiniog.

As you know, education at St David's goes far beyond the classroom, and with the freedom of movement established, we will always ensure that this is the case. Happy learning!