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Year 9 travel to Yorkshire Dales for Geography residential field trip

Year 9 travel to Yorkshire Dales for Geography residential field trip

A group of Geography pupils at Rydal Penrhos got the chance to enhance their learning on an educational trip.

Department head Fleur Jones and teacher Paul Sanders, together with 20 Year 9 pupils, travelled to the Malham Tarn Field Studies Centre in the Yorkshire Dales for a two-night stay where they took part in a series of activities related to their academic topics.

During the visit, they had the opportunity to see the honeypot village of Malham and surveyed the impact of tourism on the area.

The group also hiked for two hours to Malham Tarn via some the most recognisable limestone scenery in the world, including Malham Cove and its limestone pavement, which was made famous in the iconic Harry Potter movies.

Their second and final day saw the pupils take advantage of the snowy conditions with some impromptu sledging, before participating in a guided tour one kilometre into Ingleborough Cave to see the spectacular entrance to a cave system over 17km in length.

Finally, they battled the cold to complete a river investigation into downstream change along Fell Beck from its resurgence down into the village of Clapham.

Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “Learning outside of the classroom is something we take full advantage of at every opportunity here at Rydal Penrhos, which gives our pupils the chance to experience real-life evidence that they do not get from books.

“Our Geography field trips are always a source of great excitement and this was another very worthwhile exercise for the Year 9 group.”

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