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Year 10 GCSE Geography Trip
44 Year 10 Geographers enjoyed 3 days of glorious sunshine in the southern Lake District.
Based at the Castle Head field studies council centre near Morecambe bay, the students worked well in small groups to develop the fieldwork skills and experience needed to be able to ask enquiry led questions about the environment around us.
Saturday morning was spent hiking up a steep local hillside to find the well hidden source of the river Eea and then travel down the length of the river to see how the river changed as we moved downstream and whether the flood risk increased as a result. Everyone looked very fetching in their wellies, whilst wading through the river. Local dogs were excited by our use of dog biscuits as floats to measure river velocity.
The best Lakeland ice creams were discovered in the little village of Cartmel which were enjoyed by all before we headed back to the centre to write up our results.
On the Sunday we journeyed to Kendal to explore the contrasting quality of life in villages inside and outside the national park. Despite the best efforts of some, nobody got lost while using ordnance survey maps of the villages and once interviews and surveys were completed, we hit the long road home. A great weekend in beautiful surroundings.