Brecon Beacons Trip 2017

Year 7 & 8 recently visited the Brecon Beacons with a focus on Geography, Art and Science, they enjoyed outdoor activities in the lakes, gorges and mountains of the Brecon Beacons.

Head Girl Hannah, tells us more about the trip:

“On our way to Plas Dolygaer, our accommodation, we visited The Big Pit Museum, an involving, interesting, fun way to express what it was like for the miners. They worked long hours in the dark, carrying a heavy load, chipping away to find coal and transporting it up 90 metres to deliver to Wales. We learnt that the miners made great friends with each other, creating lifelong friendships. However, having to say goodbye to their friends because of the tragedies in the mines, was heartbreaking. So many people worked at the coal mines, including five year old boys, opening doors for the horses in the pitch black. We stayed there for a picnic lunch and then visited the museum about the miners arriving back home after a hard day’s work, trooping dirt into their house. We also learnt about the development of The Big Pit and how they introduced a washroom so the miners could clean up before they went home.

The meals at Plas Dolygaer were delicious! Gemma fed us so well that I don’t think anyone ever went hungry! This helped us feel ready for the activities in the Brecon Beacons; gorge walking, climbing and canoeing. We took part in team building exercises, an awesome art project and last but definitely not least, the pupil-led overnight expedition.

We all loved every minute of this incredible trip and felt that we developed our team work skills, fulfilled our knowledge on our tourism project in Geography, understood more about creating artwork, using the natural environment around us, based on Andy Goldsworthy.

Thank you to everyone involved for such a great experience, filled with laughter and learning!”