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Geography Field Trip

Mrs Messenger, reports on a very successful trip to Yorkshire, where the Year 13s went for their A-level field trip.

“From Friday 9th September until Monday 12th September three members of the Geography Department took 29 Year 13 geography students to The Cranedale Centre in Yorkshire.

After a long day of travelling, we enjoyed lunch before heading out to start fieldwork. Friday’s fieldwork consisted of measuring soil moisture in different land types. On Saturday, we all headed to Flamborough Head and went down onto Selwicks Bay. The students experienced a geo, walk through caves and saw a sea arch. Most of the day was spent in Selwicks Bay looking at the beach gradient, dominant sediment and sediment size.

After the climb back up to Flamborough Head, we enjoyed the views from the top, saw the ‘Flambosaurus’ and took time to complete a field sketch.

Sunday saw us venture off to Swanage. The students spent time looking at the characteristics of the place and went into detail about place perception.

By Monday we were all tired, but the hard work continued. After breakfast, we all stayed around the centre and completed work in Kirby Grindaly: using a ‘mystery bucket’ of equipment. It was one last lunch at the centre before the journey home. We arrived back in Marlow at 6.30pm!

Throughout the trip the students worked very hard. Well done to all of them. The trip gave them the tools, skills and knowledge to complete their NEA (non-examined assessment). This will now be their focus for the next 7 weeks.

Thank you to the Geography Department members for all their support which made the trip truly successful.

The website thanks Mrs Messenger for this report, which shows GMS to have committed enthusiastic students led by dedicated staff – thank you.

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