Geography in action

Yesterday, our senior geographers, along with our Chief Geographer (our very own Mrs Samra!) traversed the hills of the Long Mynd – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – for their GCSE rivers fieldwork.

Did you know that the river that flows through Carding Mill Valley has a name, The Ashbrooke? Geographers classify it as a river, whereas the layman will simply refer to it as a stream.

River or stream, our senior pupils put theory to good practise when they measured channel depths and widths, investigated changes in the discharge of the river along its length, and compared sediment load at the upper, middle and lower courses of The Ashbrooke.

The day wasn’t just about studying, however, as the intrepid group also had chance to also enjoy the spectacular landscape, with the good weather on their side!

Mrs Odunjo is particularly proud of all the pupils, who conducted themselves with respect and had regard for the public and the environment.


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