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Over 60 pupils in Years 8 and 9 ventured to the Pembrokeshire coast for a sustainability-focused long weekend outdoors.

The four-day trip to South Wales centred on conservation and personal development: spotting seals and seabirds off Ramsey Island, doing early morning yoga, and helping Surfers Against Sewage to clear the coastline of plastic pollution.

As well as enjoying a digital detox whilst immersed in nature, pupils learned about kelp farming, coastal ecosystems, and sustainable food sources – even sampling an array of bug-based snacks at a local insect farm. Other highlights included some intrepid cliff-jumping, stunning walks, evening campfires, and a treasure hunt (with ice-creams) in Britain’s smallest city, St Davids. The girls also collaborated on an eco project with peers from GDST sister school, Nottingham Girls’ High, who were camping in neighbouring bell tents. Together, they were tasked to come up with a sustainable idea using the knowledge they had developed on the trip; the winning group developed an innovative idea that repurposed the exoskeletons and shedded skins of reptiles and bugs to create luxury bags.

The trip was run by Flooglebinder, a B Corp sustainable travel company and, like on all our school trips, travel was carbon offset.


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