A Year 12 group visit Dale Fort on the Pembrokeshire coast In preparation for their A-level course, a year 12 group from Highams Park School in inner London spends a week at the Field Studies Council’s centre at Dale Fort.
The centre is situated on the beautiful and rugged Pembrokeshire coast, at the very south-westerly tip of Wales. From exposed beaches ravaged by wind and sea to sheltered coves and rock pools, each day the pupils visit a different marine environment in which to study plant and animal life. They also visit the Gann Salt Marsh, a site of special scientific interest for its diverse ecology.
The intensive, residential course combines formal teaching in Dale Fort’s classrooms with hands-on work in the field, followed by analysis and discussion of results; it is a productive and rewarding experience, certainly not just a seaside holiday! Dale Fort runs courses for the whole secondary age-range.