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Posted on: 14/06/2018

Year 7 Geography Trip

On Tuesday 15th May 2018 the geography department took a group of year 7 pupils to the Brecon Beacons National Park to investigate the features and importance of national parks.  Year 7 have been studying ‘The town and countryside’ in their geography lessons throughout the spring term, with an emphasis on urban and rural environments.  The pupils visited Crickhowell town where they completed a survey and took photographs of different shop types.  The pupils found out that the majority of shops are unique and independently owned, which gives the town its own rural identity.  We stopped for lunch outside Crickhowell Castle, which dates back to the 12th century.  This gave the pupils an understanding of how Crickhowell grew as a town.  The pupils were then taken on a walk along the Brecon and Monmouthshire canal of the Usk Valley to show how visitors, tourists and local residents enjoy the landscape.  The weather was fantastic all day, which provided fantastic walking conditions and views of Table Mountain.

Written by Mr S Draper
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