Upper 3 Geography Fieldwork

With wellies in hand, ranging poles packed and tape measures at the ready, Upper 3 excitedly embarked upon their Geography fieldwork on the last day of half-term.

Their first stop was Puttles Bridge in the stunning setting of the New Forest. After a brief recap on the long-profile of a river, the wellies were donned and the young geographers set about measuring the cross profile and velocity of Ober Waters. Satsumas were floated, flow meters spun and great fun was had by all. Next, their attention turned to tourism in the New Forest and the impact this can have on the area. Standing quietly to reflect and ensure their own impact wasn’t negative, the girls completed Bi-Polar charts to assess the environmental quality at four different locations around Puttles Bridge.

The final stop of the day was Longdown Dairy Farm; the aim was to see how businesses are diversifying in the current economic climate. To make sure students knew about all the different methods they were treated to an afternoon of activities: from tractor rides, to chicken catching, feeding goats to stroking chicks, the most wonderful afternoon was had by all. Tired but full of joy and ready for the half-term break Upper 3 clambered onto the bus and headed back to school.

The Geography department would like to thank Mrs. Baker, Mr. Kirkland and Miss. Poulton for accompanying the trip and joining in with all the fun. thanks go to Mrs Mortell and Mrs Atkins for organising.

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