MGGS Geography Field Trip

Last weekend we were fortunate enough to be able to take our year 13s out on a residential field trip to Norfolk. Due to Covid, this year group had not been able to take part in any fieldwork at A level so this was a momentous moment, for us as staff, to watch our students apply the knowledge and understanding they have learnt over the course in real world situations.

Here are some views of the weekend from our Geography Students.

“Norfolk was an amazing trip! We worked hard but also played hard with activities like abseiling, bouldering, rock climbing and even a night line obstacle course! We had one day out in Norwich and one along the Norfolk coast line collecting data for our NEAs and putting our hard work in class to practical use. We also learnt a lot about different geological processes and GIS methods to display our data using Ageis GIS software! Overall the trip was made even more special thanks to the wonderful teachers and instructors from the field study centre, who not only aided us in finishing our data collection for our NEAs but also made sure we all had a wonderful time, even planning an entire 18th party for Jack’s birthday. Thank you so much for this incredible experience!!!”  Eleanor C

“On Friday the 24th September, the Year 13 Geography Cohort were taken on a residential field trip to Overstrand Hall in Norfolk. After a 4 hour coach journey we arrived on Friday afternoon and met our centre leaders, Caroline and Lucy, who were very useful in collecting data and general knowledge about Norwich and the local area we explored. Throughout our stay, we collected data which we will then use for our NEA work. We started the data collection in Norwich on Saturday. Norwich is a beautiful student city, bursting with culture. Once we collected our data, we were able to explore the city and take in sights such as the Market, the Lanes and Norwich’s high street ‘Gentleman’s Walk’. Then on Sunday we visited 4 different coastal areas in order to collect data for physical fieldwork: Salthouse, Sheringham, West Runton and Cromer. The beaches all had differing management strategies, which made them interesting to study and compare. Whilst at the beaches of Sheringham and Cromer we were able to explore and see what attracts tourists to these areas (lots of fish and chip shops). Not only were we collecting data, but the accommodation where we stayed also offered nightly activities. We were able to take part in a hide and seek game on Friday evening (which the teachers thoroughly enjoyed), Nightline and Bouldering on Saturday night and Climbing and Abseiling on Sunday evening. The activities were so fun and the perfect way to relax after a day of working hard. Overall although it was hard work collecting and presenting data, it was a very fun and memorable trip.”  Rachael H

“The trip to Norfolk was such a fun experience! It was a weekend spent with friends, working hard on collecting data for our A Level Geography coursework, exploring a new city and visiting some beautiful beaches. My favourite parts, however, were the evening activities at the site where we participated in things like rock climbing and night line. The encouragement from everyone in the group created such an amazing atmosphere that it was impossible not to enjoy it!” Lydia K

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