Geography in Action at Carding Mill Valley￼
On Monday, sixty-three Year Eleven GCSE Geography pupils headed to Carding Mill Valley in Shropshire, for the first of two fieldwork days. Three years of fieldwork had been postponed from the GCSE examination due to Covid-19, so it was great to be back out and seeing geography in action.
Despite the river bed being almost dry after a very hot summer, pupils managed to collect data on the width, depth, bed load and velocity. Ironically, the elements were not kind as the pupils arrived and they were grateful of their waterproofs as the rain fell but, once the sun came out, a productive experience was had by all and the pupils were a credit to themselves and the School.
A member of the public took the time to say our pupils had impeccable manners, were courteous and how impressed they were with their behaviour.
“I was very proud of them” said Mrs Jenny Stace, Head of Geography. “Fieldwork like this facilitates their knowledge and understanding of geographical processes, really supporting their academic development. It was great to see them working hard, and also praised in this way.”