R12 Geography Trip to Ryer’s Down on the Gower
In April, R12 pupils took part in an investigation to find out if the Ryer’s Down area was a suitable location for a wind farm. The pupils enjoyed pond dipping, tree beating and observing the wildlife. The children took on the role of an ‘environmental impact surveyor’. Pupils loved trudging through the mud and observing the numerous birds and animals. They had to decide if the location of a road would impact on the habitats of the local species, especially the rare butterflies and nightjars found in the area. Finally, the boys and girls held a debate, taking on the roles of local people, farmers, energy suppliers and environmentalists. The discussions were very animated. Many of the pupils commented that it had been a great day out.
25 April 2014
Senior School News