Members of the school’s Eco Council, from years 7, 8 and 12, have earnt the John Muir Award for planting native Rowan trees and for removing invasive species (Rhododendron) from the Snowdonia National Park.
They achieved this during a recent trip and overnight stay at Bod Silin, the school’s cottage nestled in the slopes of Western Snowdonia. Following a long walk to the cottage, the students set up camp where they cooked over a fire and learnt how to safely use tools. They then worked together to help maintain the grounds by clearing Rhododendron bushes and planting the sapling Rowan trees.
These students will now help run trips to Bod Silin, so that other students can enjoy spending some time in the countryside and an overnight stay at the cottage whilst earning the award.