Fourty three Year 10 students who will be studying GCSE Geography next year have completed fieldwork to investigate tourism in Betws-y-Coed in North Wales; participating in a 3km river walk along the River Llugwy.
During the day the students worked in groups, independently from staff guidance, to interview members of the public to find out peoples’ opinions of the village. They also completed a land use survey, environmental quality survey and traffic and pedestrian counts.
Students really enjoyed getting out of the classroom to see some of the things they will be learning in class, such as rivers and tourism. We had a river walk, where we saw the characteristics of rivers against the stunning backdrop of the Welsh Countryside. Students were busy throughout the day in conducting their own research at Betws-y-Coed and every student mustered up the courage to complete their own questionnaires with the public. Students were fantastic all day and got to experience Geography in the real world.
Mr McGarry, Teacher of Geography
This information will be collated and analysed to determine whether Betws-y-Coed is a honeypot tourist destination.