Fieldwork Explorations from Birmingham to Beyond
RGS Geography pupils have been studying in the field over the last couple of weeks, enjoying a visit to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and a visit closer to home to Diglis Basin in Worcester.
The entire Year Eight Geography cohort visited the Birmingham Botanical Gardens to review the map reading skills they had developed in Year Seven. Pupils orienteered round the whole site and participated in a ‘Rainforest Challenge’, where they used their newly acquired knowledge of rainforests to support various plant adaptations. Pupils conducted themselves incredibly well throughout the trip and were a credit to RGS.
Last week, 70 Year Eleven GCSE Geography pupils headed to Diglis Basin on a misty morning for their second day of fieldwork which is a compulsory element of their course. Pupils conducted urban geographical data collection via land use surveys, bi-polar analysis and visual interpretation. This data collection will allow them to gain experience of fieldwork skills and presentation methods for their final GCSE Paper in June.
Next week, Geography fieldwork will go much further afield with a voluntary trip to Iceland for pupils from Years Ten to the Upper Sixth. We look forward to sharing exciting updates about what the Geographers get up to during this exciting trip!