‘CALL OF THE WILD’ AND ‘GEOWORLD TRAVEL’ FFOREST FAWR GEOPARK
Multi award winning outdoor education and corporate training company ‘Call of the Wild’ is situated within the Fforest Fawr Geopark. ‘has teamed up with ‘GeoWorld Travel’, to produce an exciting outdoor educational programme. The programme uses the unique geological, geographic and historical features of the Geopark as an outdoor classroom to cover many key topics in the national curriculum.
2. School Programme (Keystage 3 and 4):
2.1 Single Day Programmes:The Fforest Fawr Geopark has created a series of Geotrails that explore geology, scenery and human stories within the Geopark. The Geopark contains some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in southern Britain, calved out by ice age glaciers, dramatic waterfalls, impressive archaeology and in the southern fringes of the park the story of the industrial revolution in South Wales.We offer guided interpreted walks on any of these trails including Cribarth, which is just behind our centre and has some the most interesting geology within the park.
The interpretation on these walks covers many topics that are listed in the Keystage 3 and 4 national curriculums. These areas include:
Science: The Environment, Earth and Universe: Geological Activity Geography:
Physical Geography: Physical processes and landscapes
Human Geography: Urban change, migration, sustainable development Fieldwork: Out of class learning Geographical communication: Map reading skills History: Chronological understanding Change and continuity
British History: Industrialization
2.2 Three Day Programme
We can expand on this one day programme and offer a three day Geopark programme, using our accommodation and
A guided Geotrail walk with James, this can be a half day or full day walk depending on arrival time. Depending on the
chosen trail the interpretation can cover the areas of the National curriculum mentioned above.
Evening: An informative talk by Polar Expedition Guide James Cresswell, on wildlife and Climate Change in the Polar
Regions. The talk is very visual with dramatic photographs and video footage.
The concepts raised in the talk cover the following area of the national curriculum:
The Environment, Earth and Universe: Human Activity – Climate Change
Interactions between people and the environment.
Morning: A visit to the incredible waterfalls of the Geopark, here physical geography river processes can be discussed.
Afternoon: An expedition into our local cave network with an experienced caving guide and our geologist James. This is a
physical activity as well as an opportunity to learn about the physical processes that create caves.
Evening: If conditions are right an outdoor star gazing session, otherwise an indoor presentation on the stars and solar
system. The Brecon Beacons is bidding to be the first International Dark Skies Reserve in Wales.
The talk covers the following area of the national curriculum:
The Environment, Earth and Universe: Astronomy and Space
Morning: A classroom re-cap session with James and school teachers.
3. School Programme A Level
In addition to our GCSE programme we can use our unique location within the Brecon Beacons National Park and Fforest
Fawr Geopark to create programmes for Geography and Geology A Level pupils.
These programmes can be put together specially for the individual school, but the topics that we are best suited to cover could be:
River processes and management – using the nearby river Mellte and its spectacular waterfalls
Glacial Landforms: The main peaks of the Brecon Beacons and the ridge of the Black Mountain have been cut out by
glaciers as have the Swansea and Neath valleys. These are great places to study the effects of deglaciation on the
Geological mapping, The Cribarth mountain behind the 'Call of the Wild' accommodation has been used by many years by
Cardiff University as a mapping location.
Economic geology: coal and iron ore
The geological evolution of Britain. The Geopark contains a 200 million year sequence of sedimentary rocks stretching
from the mid Ordovician to the end of the Carboniferous.
Cardiff University has been using Cribarth Mountain to teach Geological mapping for many years. GeoWorld Travel and
'Call of the Wild' can provide everything to base your field classes in the Fforest Fawr Geopark.