Our Year 10 Geography students headed to glorious Constable country for a three-day residential staying in the historic buildings at Flatford Mill.
After successfully navigating the winding lanes of the rolling South Suffolk countryside the students were soon knee-deep in river water taking measurements and checking to see if rivers do indeed get wider, deeper and faster as they go downstream. The weather was clear skies and sunshine and even the inquisitive cows seemed to learn a thing or two about rivers from the hard-working students. On the Thursday the good weather continued, and we headed to Walton-on-the-Naze to study coastal erosion and take sediment samples. There was also some equally important sampling of ice creams after a long, productive day measuring beach profiles, infiltration rates and sediment cover. On the Friday we looked at settlement theory and after a busy three days we returned to Sancton Wood tired but even more knowledgeable for our experience.
All the students conducted themselves impeccably over the three days and the trip will prove an invaluable experience when preparing for their GCSE exams. My special thanks go to Ms Malik who supported the students throughout and to Mr Settle for a special guest appearance on the first day.