During the Spring Break, 25 Upper Department students from Years 8, 9 and 10 and 3 members of staff from The British School of Kuwait (BSK) embarked on a Geography and Outdoor Activity field trip to the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales, United Kingdom.
Students were able to practise their fieldwork skills on the River Tarell, enabling them to experience at first hand, primary data collection along a river’s upper to middle courses. Students collected data such as velocity, depth, wetted area, and roundness of pebbles across three sites.
In Abergavenny, students assessed the environment by conducting residential surveys, visual impact surveys, and questionnaires. Following two days of Geography work, they participated in climbing, gorge walking, raft building, canoeing on the river wye, and climbing the highest mountain in southern United Kingdom, Pen y Fan, with help from the Pro Active Adventure team. A wonderful experience for all of the BSK staff and students in the picturesque landscape of Wales.