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Posted on: 22/10/2019

Year 9 Geography Trip - The National Showcaves Centre for Wales

On Tuesday 22nd October 2019 a group of pupils in Year 9 attended a Geography trip to The National Showcaves Centre for Wales located in the Brecon Beacons National Park.  The pupils have been studying ‘The physical world’ in their Geography lessons during the autumn term with an emphasis on rivers.  The pupils examined how the groundwater flow of the river Llynfell has travelled through limestone and formed a series of underground cave systems including Dan-yr-Ogof, Cathedral Cave and Bone Cave.  The caves were dark were damp, damp and narrow in places so safety helmets were worn and torches used to light the way.  Pupils were sprayed by the waterfalls as they cascaded into the caverns.  The cave formations including stalactites, stalagmites, and columns caused much excitement within the group.  The trip ended with a visit to the Shire horse centre and Mr. Morgan’s farm.

Written by Mr S Draper
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