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Students braved the cold weather conditions to put their classwork into practice

11 Sixth Form geographers spent a snowy half-week in the Lake District before the Easter Holiday.

The Year 12s visited Blencathra in Cumbria to study glacial features on the mountain range there. While in the field they drew and annotated field sketches and collected data at various sites along the river channels in the valleys and hills. The data they collected was analysed for use in presentations, making them take what they had learnt in the classroom and put it into action.

Snowy weather meant the geographers had to take extra care when walking around the Lake District

As well as considering data analysis for presentations, the group discussed how they could describe and explain features in their exams. Students again developed an understanding of the scale of the features and the forces needed to create them by glaciers.

Although it was spring when the team arrived, the weather was still displaying winter conditions as the geographers were subject to snow showers and temperatures of -1 degrees.

For more images of the field trip, click here.

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