Geography trip to Aberdovey

Geography students embark on five day residential expedition to the Outward Bound Centre in Aberdovey.

From the 10th to 14th October twenty-nine Year 9 and 10 geography students took on the challenge of a lifetime when they attended Mrs Perry’s geography trip.

This was no ordinary geography trip! Students were tested to their limits on several ‘Bear Grylls style’ adventures including: paddling in the ocean (yes, in October!), kayaking along the Dovey estuary, and participating in a mountain expedition. Students also survived an overnight camp by using exceptional resilience and army rations! Some lucky students braved an exciting speedboat ride!

Students ‘became one’ with the landscape, developing fieldwork skills needed for one of the major units they are currently studying as part of their GCSE course. In addition to this, students learned a lot about themselves, and have truly impressed with their exceptional behaviour, maturity and willingness to participate in activities, no matter how daunting.

They demonstrated many employable skills, such as leadership and teamwork, which they can use to fulfil their potential at school. These geographers have also impressed local business ‘the Hadley Group’. Representatives of the company came to Aberdovey and participated in activities alongside our students. The Hadley Group is committed to investing in youngsters and paid a charitable bursary of £25,000 in order to keep trip costs to a minimum for our students.

I want to thank all the students and staff for a wonderful trip - it has created some brilliant geographers! Well done.