Geography field trips make a unique contribution to a student’s education and offer many varied benefits; with this in mind, students from Saint Paul’s visited the Goyt Valley in the Peak District as part of their GSCE Geography course.
The fieldwork involved a day working with representatives from the Peak District National Park Authority to investigate river characteristics at three separate locations along the course of the River Goyt.
Miss Helen Allsopp, Head of Geography, said: “Field work is an essential component of geography education and the trip directly related to work which the students had been taught in the classroom. The practical skills that are gained on a trip such this are important in connecting the theory and vital in connecting ‘2D’ textbook resource with the ‘3D’ and often ‘messy’ real world outside the classroom. I was delighted that the group demonstrated an excellent application of their knowledge from the classroom to the real world.”