Our Year 12 Geography students had a glorious first full day of fieldwork at Blencathra in the Lake District. Mrs Grigg, the party leader, described it as “a day that they will remember for the rest of their lives. It is what education is about!” The photos above show two students preparing to measure river gradient, and a group measuring river width and depth. The fieldwork is a key component of the Geography A-level syllabus, focusing on glaciation. The view, the landform, and the snow, provide a sense of “awe and wonder” not possible in the classroom.
Collecting river data
Fieldwork at Easedale Tarn