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Geography On The Move

Geography On the Move 2016

Geography students have been visiting different locations to help their understanding of their courses.

Year 12 students enjoyed a successful visit to areas of central Leicester on the 12th October 2016 to look at recent changes affecting the city. Starting at the King Power stadium we looked at the changes in the Bede Island area, including new housing for students at Filbert Village and The Summit and the new housing at Freemans Meadow. A visit to Friars Mill gave an insight into plans for the Waterside area where major changes will be happening in the next few years.  This was followed up with a visit to the city centre and a tour of the areas of recent change including Jubilee Square, Market Square, New Walk and the Curve. We returned to school via the Junction 21 developments and are now considering the impacts of the wide ranging changes the city is undergoing.

Year 13 spent a week in Corfe Castle in Dorset looking at the range of Coastal landforms and Management strategies used to protect settlements. This trip included visits to Lyme Regis, West Bay, the Isle of Portland and the iconic landforms of Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. The Dorset coastline has seen major investment in sea defences this century and our visit has allowed us to gain a strong understanding of implications of using different methods to control the effects of coastal erosion.

Year 11 have been completing their GCSE controlled assessment reports following their trip to Bakewell in June, and this has given them a chance to gain excellent marks using the data they collected on their visit.

Plans are already well advanced for more trip opportunities in 2017.

 Year 12 will have the opportunity to join a residential visit Dorset in March to look at coastal issues and rural settlements, Year 8 will be visiting the Peak District in the summer term to look at environmental management, Year 7 will have the opportunity to look at the relationship between climate and wildlife with a visit to Whipsnade Zoo in June, Year 13 will be visiting Derbyshire to look at management of the carbon and water cycles and Year 9 will be visiting Castleton to look at the impacts of tourism both in October 2017

As always these visits could not happen without the support of parents in financing the travel costs or without the support of volunteers who accompany teachers to help with the supervision of students. Thank you to all members of the school community for your commitment and encouragement and to our students who continue to act as superb ambassadors for the school.

Geography Department

Mrs Alderman, Miss Dunlop, Mrs Wadsworth and Mr Crossley