First year A level Geographers have been fortunate to enjoy two field trips during such an unusual year.
On Monday 12th October, they travelled to Walton-on-the-Naze by minibus to enjoy a day on the Essex coast. They were introduced to a variety of quantitative and qualitative fieldwork methods and applied these to an investigation of coastal management strategies. There was also an opportunity to try systematic, stratified and random sampling strategies. The hands on experiments proved to be great fun and the sunshine raised spirits too.
On Tuesday 11th May, students assembled outside Stratford Station to visit a range of urban environments relevant to the study of regeneration. Though observation, participation and exploration they were able to develop understanding of Stratford’s renewal and how deprivation may vary within a local area. This visit really brought the topic to life and everyone enjoyed picnicking in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.