Year 8 trip to Gredos

At the end of September the Year 8 students went on a two-day residential trip to the Sierra de Gredos. During the trip the students learnt about the food web throughout the various habitats of Gredos, and about tourism in the area and how it has surpassed agriculture to become the main local industry. With a biological approach the students went out into the various habitats to see the food webs in situ.

In terms of geography, the students visited two of the local towns and conducted some investigations using bi-polar surveys and questionnaires. The students also participated in some alternative activities outside of the classroom, including archery, team-building games and night-time astronomy.

The trip ended with a mountain walk from the famous ‘plataforma’ where the students were able to see the past effects of glaciation and some of the wildlife endemic to the region like the ibex (Cabra Montesa).