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U6th Form Geography and Biology Fieldwork in The Gower, Wales

The U6th Form Biologists and Geographers travelled to The Gower Peninsula last week to carry out their respective field work projects for A Level study.

On arrival, the whole group went on an orientation walk in Port Eynon along the pathways neighbouring the Old Lifeboat Youth Hostel that we had for exclusive hire. The biologists spent a day at Llangennith Burrows and Oxwich Bay, complete biodiversity studies and transect sampling. The Geographers went off to their own locations in small groups to gather data for their individually designed projects. Some of these included investigating the impact of tourism to measuring pollution levels. The whole group reconvened for dinner at The Bay Bistro overlooking Rhossili Bay – some of the best views in the area!

On the final day, the geographers went back out to collect their final pieces of data, whilst the biologists headed to Llanrihidian Salt Marshes to identify and assess the diversity of plant species adapted to these adverse conditions.

The visit was very productive and lots of fun was had. Many thanks to all of those involved.

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