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Students investigating downstream changes to a river channel in the Lake District


For the second half of the week after half term, 15 geography students from Year 12 visited Blencathra mountain in the Lake District, Cumbria, in order to put the theory they had learnt in the classroom into action.

The group arrived at midday on Wednesday and studied the glacial features of the hills and considered how much erosive force they have as well as drawing and annotating field sketches.

After producing hypotheses in the evening, the group headed out early on Thursday to collect data at various sites along the river channels in the valleys. After dinner they used their collected data in presentations and analysed the statistics.

As well as witnessing Geography in action, the students had a lot of exercise


On the final day the group trekked through the valley of Borrowdale to observe glacial features. They 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.

After three days of walking, hiking and learning, the group departed the Lake District by train just after lunch.

To see more photographs from the trip, view our gallery by clicking here.

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