Form 5's residential Geography field trip to Margam in South Wales
Form 5 have arrived safely in Margam. They enjoyed a beautiful walk in the sunshine up the the 'Pulpit' at the top of the hill, stopping to enjoy the view. They then returned to make some environmental art and their beds!
Having woken up to blue skies it was off to the coast for the day. The morning was spent at Dunraven Bay studying coastal erosion, which was acted out by the children to solidify their understanding. There was even time for some fossil hunting.
Moving on to Porthcawl the group examined coastal defences including the breakwater and sea wall. After lunch on the beach everyone enjoyed a fiercely contested sandcastle competition followed by ice creams all round. Then off to Newton to see the rock groynes.
After supper Form 5 had time for den building and a play on the adventure playground before heading off to bed.
First task following breakfast was to pack up for a day studying the River Ogmore in the Welsh Valleys. A walk up to an amazing view point enabled everyone to make field sketches of the area and then it was time to get into the river and take some measurements of depth and width. Unsurpringly some got a little wet, but everyone saw the funny side! After supper, and a change of socks for those with wet feet, it was time to toast marshmallows around the campfire and sing songs.