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Geography field trip to Orielton, Pembrokeshire

Recently, CSFC Geography students enjoyed a weekend stay at Orielton Field Centre in Pembrokeshire, south-west Wales.

Run by environmental education charity, Field Studies Council (FSC), Orielton Field Centre provides the perfect base from which to examine Pembrokeshire’s distinctive environments and habitats.

Led by Geography teacher, Mr. Davies, students Sofya Kukhno, Jacqueline Poon, Lisa Bayankina, Iegor Derkach, Hoi Hong Chan and Rustem Kenzhebekov completed fieldwork in Tenby and at Broomhill Burrows sand dunes to support the requirements of the AS and A2 Geography course syllabus.

In Tenby, students undertook urban fieldwork by interviewing local residents and completing Environmental Quality Assessments. The fieldwork at Broomhill Burrows took on a more physical focus, requiring the students to complete investigations into vegetation succession.

The trip provided the students with excellent preparation for their upcoming external examinations and helped them to enhance their academic and interpersonal skills. At the same time, they also benefited from the opportunity to explore life in rural Wales.

Picture opposite shows CSFC Geography students carrying out experiments at Broomhill Burrows.