On the 6th of March Ms. Hughes and Ms. Sugrue's 6th year Geography classes went on an educational field trip to Wicklow to study how Glendalough was formed. The trip is an essential part of our Leaving Cert Geography course.
The aim of this trip was to identify a U-shaped valley, how it was formed, the main processes involved in the making of Glendalough and to identify a hanging valley which was formed by headward erosion.
As a result of the trip we have learned how this valley was formed, how to use measuring equipment, for exaple, to determine the slope of a hill. Overall, we developed new field skills and had a great day away from school.
By Adas Navikauskas (6th Year, St. Ignatius)