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30 years of Snowdon fieldwork

Caterham High School are celebrating their 30th year visiting FSC Rhyd-y-creuau in North Wales.

Geography students from the school have benefitted from residential fieldwork in the stunning surroundings of the Snowdonia National Park since the late 1980’s.

FSC Rhyd-y-creuau welcomed the group with a celebratory cake for their 30th visit in September 2018.

 30th Visit To Rhyd -y -creuauCaterham High School cake

Each year Caterham bring a group of GCSE geography students from the school in Essex to carry out fieldwork to support their study back in school.

Head Teacher at Caterham School Ms B Chapple said:

“The FSC has provided fantastic opportunities for our students to experience the wonder and beauty of the Welsh countryside whilst focusing on new skills and knowledge that they need for their studies. We have had 30 years of fantastic trips to Rhyd-y-creuau. Like the FSC, we value the experiences that students gain from residential trips - they always return brimming with enthusiasm, recognising the value the opportunity they have had.”

Head of Centre at Rhyd-y-creuau Andy Taylor said:

“North Wales offers these students a completely contrasting environment to study and visit. A residential experience at this age benefits not only their GCSE study, but also their confidence, resilience and life skills.”

FSC is an environmental education charity which has been providing outdoor learning opportunities for all ages since 1943. Many schools return to its network of field centres, but 30 consecutive years visiting one location is certainly a landmark to celebrate.

Images shows the cake with a member of the FSC Rhyd-y-creuau catering team Edwina Bullock and the GCSE geography students out in the field.