Fourth Form Geographers spent a fantastic weekend at Nettlecombe in Somerset as part of their GCSE course requirement. Friday afternoon involved wellies, measuring tapes and impellors to investigate flow rates, depth, width and features of a river’s planform. Despite a few wet socks, pupils thoroughly enjoyed taking Geography out of the classroom!
On Saturday, pupils investigated inequalities between two areas of Taunton. Come Sunday, the group visited the coast, comparing sea defences at Minehead and Porlock Weir which went down better courtesy of the fish and chips (there seems to be a School trip theme here!). Investigations concluded that Butlins Holiday Resort is certainly at risk from coastal flooding.
The trip concluded with orienteering and rapid den-building, which drew to a close a productive and most enjoyable time in Somerset for our GCSE Geographers.