Year 6 pupils at Rydal Penrhos have been continuing their ongoing Geography work on our coastlines during a special field trip before the end of term.
We are always looking to use our fantastic location on the North Wales coast as part of our thriving curriculum at Rydal Penrhos. This comes during trips and excursions throughout the academic year in addition to an exceptional outdoor education provision that builds key skills away from a typical classroom environment.
This has proven highly beneficial for pupils of all ages. Whether it’s Pre-School children making the trip to Colwyn Bay beach for Coastal School or Year 13 pupils participating in their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award, Rydal Penrhos endeavours to enhance experiences and challenge our pupils on a daily basis in pursuit of reaching their goals.
Year 6 have been busy over the Lent Term discovering plenty about coastal erosion and protection methods during a special Geography project surrounding a topic that is especially evident across the area in which they call home.
Coastal erosion is the process by which local sea-level rise, strong wave action, and coastal flooding wear down or carry away rocks, soils, and/or sands along the coast.
Led by the expert guidance of Mrs Pyves and Mr Granger, the Year 6 group took another field trip down to the Colwyn Bay shoreline, which is just a stone’s throw from Rydal Penrhos, to further boost their efforts within a typical classroom environment.
This particular excursion focused primarily on different methods of protecting the coastline specifically, but also looked at how we promote tourism and why it’s important to invest in both.
Tourism is a huge part of the North Wales economy, with thousands of people descending on prominent areas such as Llandudno and the Isle of Anglesey throughout the summer to relax and have fun in picturesque surroundings.
A huge well done to all pupils for their exemplary conduct and commitment throughout the field trip. Thanks also go to Mrs Pyves and Mr Granger for their incredible support.