GSO Test

Year 8: Field Trip to the New Forest

On Saturday the Year 8s left their classrooms and took a trip to the River Lymington in the New Forest to collect data for their practical fieldwork study which accounts for 20% of their final Geography Common Entrance mark. 

Our budding geographers were put into small groups to observe and take note of elements such as velocity, discharge, wetted perimeter, cross-sectional area, depth and width. To find their readings the pupils used ranging poles, a clinometer, tape measures, and wine corks! They also analysed the sizes of stones to discover the effects of erosion.  

The children’s enthusiasm was quite remarkable considering the weather and it was great to see them putting theory into practice. Thank you to Mr. Lyddon for organising and leading a great day had by all.