Geography fieldwork skills put to the test

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Geography fieldwork skills put to the test

Axe Valley Wetlands

Lower Fifth Geographers enjoyed a sunny day of fieldwork at Axe Valley Wetlands.

Pupils undertook four stands of data collection: investigating microclimates, which will support a formal project write-up in lessons; measuring cross-sections and the velocity of a stream; a ranger-guided walk focusing on the management of the wetlands site; and measuring the cleanliness of Stafford Brook by kick-sampling.

Head of Geography Mr Hyde said the pupils remained in high spirits throughout the day and have developed a host of experience in fieldwork techniques.

“Many thanks to all the staff that accompanied and supported the trip."