4th June 2018

Geography Field-Trip to Flatford Mill

Young students in a lake

On 16th May, all of our 22 Year 10 geography students, Mrs Corpas and Mrs Ainscough set off to Suffolk to the beautiful field study centre at Flatford Mill on a 3-day intensive geography fieldwork course.
We began on Wednesday with a rather blustery visit to Walton-on -the-Naze to evaluate coastal defences and measure beach profiles on the managed and unmanaged sections of the coast. On Thursday we were blessed with solid sunshine and we took to the streets of suburban, inner city and city centre Ipswich for an urban analysis before returning to our classroom to examine and write up our data. Friday was even more glorious weather and we spent a wonderful day quite literally ankle deep in river sections as we measured channel changes between upper, middle and lower course. Our accommodation during our stay was in the National Trust owned mill itself and proved to be a wonderful and welcome break for the students from their end of year exams.
The students behaved impeccably and all in all it was a fantastic trip from start to finish!
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