Lower Sixth (Year 12) trip to Snowdonia and Birmingham

Posted on June 20, 2024


The Lower Sixth (Year 12) trip to Snowdonia and Birmingham gave our budding geographers a fantastic insight into beautiful landscapes and key skills needed to complete their Geography A-level. Starting with Snowdonia, girls explored glaciated landscapes, visiting the Llechwedd Slate mines in Blanaeu Festinog (the wettest place in Wales!) as well as Cwm Idwal, the Nant Francon Valley and the Till Cliffs to name just a few. Many of the absolutely stunning places they passed by were amazing examples of geographic features that looked to be straight out of a textbook – how amazing to see them in person!

The group were then in for a ‘culture shock’, leaving the beauty of Snowdonia for the bustling centre of Birmingham. Visiting some of Birmingham’s most iconic landmarks with geographic significance, girls were able to see firsthand how structural economic change had affected the city, before moving on to the cultural and creative quarter of the city to see the huge investment and redevelopment work and glimpse into the city’s future. Overall, it was a great way to wrap up Lower Sixth and be part of the Geographical Association’s ‘National Festival of Fieldwork’!