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Geography Field Day for Lower Fourth Pupils

On Tuesday 19th June, the other half of the Lower Fourth (classes S, T and V) travelled to the Carding Mill Valley near Church Stretton in the Long Mynd, for their Geography field day.

The weather was very kind to them and the sun even came out, which was very different to their camp experience. Pupils undertook a river study at two sites. They investigated the cross sectional area, bedload characteristics and the velocity of the river. In addition, they completed a decision making exercise to determine whether a reservoir should be built in Carding Mill Valley and discussed the issues that the National Trust faces managing the area. It was a very enjoyable trip and enabled pupils to undertake a number of different tasks in the field and see Geography in action.