A GROUP of pupils on a school trip were rescued and reunited with their teachers in the Brecon Beacons last week.

The schoolchildren were rescued by members of the Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team after getting into difficulties in low cloud and rain near the Twyn Mwyalchod trig point, near popular climbing spot Pen-y-Fan, last Thursday evening, June 9.

The incident happened at around 7.30pm but was resolved as the pupils called Dyfed Powys Police and were able to give rescuers accurate coordinates of their position.

“A group of schoolchildren undertaking their DofE award expedition in the central Brecon Beacons area became disoriented in low cloud and rain,” said the Central Beacons MRT.

“However, having realised that they were lost, they did the right thing and stopped so that their situation didn’t get any worse.

“They were able to call 999 and asked for the police and mountain rescue and were able to give the police call handler a good indication of their position. They stayed at that location and stayed together while waiting for assistance to arrive.

“As the team were already assembled at base for our usual Thursday evening training this allowed resources to be dispatched rapidly into the Neuadd valley and a hasty party quickly reached the group.

“Once it was established no-one was injured, the party was warmed up, gathered up all of their equipment and were guided back down into the safety of the valley.

“The group were transported around to their intended overnight camping spot to meet up with school staff.

“Allowing for their mishap the group are commended for their responsible actions once making the call and indeed their good humour and politeness in being rescued.”