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Field trips inspire Geography students

Geography field trip to the North Wales Coast

Lower Sixth geographers ventured to Manchester and Llandudno to practice collecting data for their non-examined assessment.

The students travelled to Beswick and the Etihad Campus, looking at sports-led regeneration, social housing and inequality as well as factors shaping place identity and the effects of deindustrialisation and regeneration in Ancoats, New Islington and the Northern Quarter.

Under the watchful gaze of Mr Cooke, Dr K Owen and Mrs Fitzgerald, the students used a range of techniques including clone-town surveying, environmental impacts assessments, environmental quality surveys and questionnaires to gather data.

On the North Wales coast, Mr Cooke, Mrs Crowley and Mrs Fitzgerald led the Geography students as they implemented a variety of field methods to practise collecting data in a Physical Geography context.

Studies were located at Westshore Beach and the sand dune system on the Irish Sea, using a range of field methods to collect data to help them analyse wave, beach and cliff processes, sediment cell geology, dune and vegetation succession, and coastal management.