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2nd Form spent the day in the glorious autumnal Perthshire countryside this week on their Geography Field Trip.

They canoed on Loch Faskally, looking at how the water coming from its source on Rannoch Moor reaches the River Tay. The groups also learned about how the water is controlled at points along its course by dams and weirs and they saw a water power station where the river water is being turned into hydroelectricity.

For the second part of their trip, the pupils visited the Birks of Aberfeldy. They saw where Robert Burns was inspired to write poetry as they followed the river’s course up the steep sided gorge to see the many impressive waterfalls. They could see the power and energy of the river and its erosive force as it tumbled down over rocks on its journey to the sea. The day was completed with a delicious group meal in a local restaurant.

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