A Level Geographers enjoy sun, sea and study on fieldwork trip
Six A Level Geography students have enjoyed a three-day vacay in East Yorkshire to complete a range of fieldwork activities in a Brooksbank tradition which dates back to the 1970s. The group, including two leaders, Mr Campbell and Mr Verdeyen, stayed at Cranedale Centre near Malton.
On day one, they headed for the seaside charm of Scarborough to examine the quality of the environment and assess if it was a great place to live. Students employed qualitative and quantitative techniques to reach their conclusions and presented them in the study room at Cranedale later that evening.
Day two was a gloriously sunny day spent on the beach and in the dunes examining the increasing biodiversity of dunes as they move inland using sampling techniques.
At Hornsea, our Geographers looked the impact of groynes on coastal erosional rates. In the evening, they drew up cross profiles of the locations visited earlier.
Day three began with a song when the group wished fellow student Lucas "Happy Birthday!" Then they headed to the market town of Beverley to look at changing micro-climates on an urban transect.
"It was a lovely three days," said Head of Geography, Mr Campbell.
"Students gained great ideas for their coursework and reinforced the work studied in class. The sea air was invigorating, and the food at our study centre was spot on. We can't wait for our Salford Quays visit!"