Heading for the hills

Rhyd-y-Creuau - a classroom with a view.
Rhyd-y-Creuau – a classroom with a view.

STUDENTS will be heading to a classroom with some of the best views in Britain tomorrow.

International Baccalaureate students are going to the Snowdonia field studies centre – otherwise known as Rhyd-y-Creuau – to study the ecology of the landscape.

“It’s the chance to study in an outdoor classroom like no other,” said Tutor Jo Rogers.

From the Drapers’ Field Centre you can explore the diverse habitats and environments of Snowdonia National Park; from glaciated valleys, rivers and wooded hillsides to dramatic coasts and sand dune ecosystems.

The centre itself is a Georgian house set in two hectares of wooded grounds with Eco-Centre status, allowing you to experience a sustainable lifestyle.

The Field Studies Council has developed specific fieldwork courses for the Internal Assessment element of the IB Diploma Programme.

Fieldwork investigations offer an opportunity to assess students for the Internal Assessment elements of these IB Diploma subjects.

They also provide a valuable chance for students to experience learning in the outdoor classroom.

Jo said Priestley’s cohort would be able to challenge themselves during the visit.

“They will each design their investigation and gather their own observations,” she said.

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