Year 11 Geography Field Trip Explores Shrewsbury And Carding Mill Valley

Just before half term an intrepid 47 Year 11 Geography pupils visited Preston Montford, one of the Field Studies Council’s specialist outdoor centres. Lying close to the Welsh border to the west of Shrewsbury in Shropshire, the field centre is a fantastic outdoor classroom where pupils can put into practise the key geographical skills they have studied in lessons. The two-day trip supported the geographical investigations modules that pupils undertake within their Geography GCSE.

Pupils spent one day exploring human geography topics, comparing the quality of life in the Castlefields and Radbrook Green districts of the county town of Shrewsbury. As part of their investigations they completed questionnaires and took photographs which they will put together with secondary data sources to complete their analysis. They then spent the second day investigating physical geography topics in Carding Mill Valley, near the Long Mynd. There they surveyed the rivers, undertaking measurements and investigating the changes downstream.

Mike Taylor, Head of Geography, said, “Preston Montford is an excellent Field Centre. We had a very busy two days and the trip has given pupils an excellent head start in component 3 of their GCSE, Geographical Investigations: Fieldwork and UK Challenges.”

A selection of photos from the Field Trip.