Last week, our Year 10 and 11 students took a trip to Carding Mill Valley, the beautiful National Trust site in the Shropshire hills, to complete their fieldwork required as part of their GCSE Geography course.
Fieldwork is an essential aspect of geography as it ensures that students are given the opportunity to consolidate and extend their geographical understanding by relating learning to real experiences of the world.
Students were investigating river flooding, specifically how the river’s channel characteristics increases the risk of flooding around the town of Church Stretton. This involved taking measurements of the stream’s width, depth and velocity, as well as completing field sketches, site descriptions and taking photos. Through this, students developed and learnt new geographical skills which they will be able to demonstrate in their exams.
Alhamdulillah, students (and staff!) had a great day out and are already looking forward to the next fieldtrip!