Year 10 Geography Fieldwork

On Monday 20th March 2017 63 Year 10 students and 7 members of St Thomas More staff set off on a 2-night residential to North Wales.

The students took part in a 4-site river study on the River Alyn near Mold, collecting data on river width, depth, wetted perimeter, bedload size and velocity. They learnt how take accurate measurements, work as a team and how to present data using Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

At the Kingswood site students were also able to take part in two activities; Jacob’s Ladder (a team-work climbing activity) and Nightline (blindfolded assault course). Friendships were made & tested on the apparatus…

Following this, on the Wednesday students conducted a 4-site human study in Chester, assessing the city’s sustainability before returning to school at 5.30pm.

Student behaviour was superb throughout and they achieved all of the learning objectives set out by staff prior to the visit – well done Year 10 Geographers!