Geography students undertake fieldwork in sunny Somerset
16 intrepid year 13 students and staff from John Kyrle High School recently travelled to sunny Somerset to undertake fieldwork as part of their A level geography studies, having been denied the opportunity earlier in the year to visit Porlock Bay in the stunning Exmoor National Park, due to lockdown.
Upon arrival the students were quick to make up for lost time, within a matter of minutes of getting off the bus the students had started to use a variety of equipment and methods to survey beach profiles and measure sediment size/shape. All of this was in an effort to determine whether or not the beach processes in Porlock Bay conform to the theories that the students have been learning in the classroom. This fieldwork, along with other primary data collection, will form the basis of students A level coursework.
A John Kyrle High School spokesperson said: “This fieldtrip, along with others in the pipeline, illustrate the commitment to learning outside the classroom at JKHS. In ‘normal’ years the week long residential fieldtrip to the FSC field Centre at Nettlecombe Court is the culmination of fieldwork activities that students undertake in both KS4 and KS5.
“Field trips take place to a variety of destinations including Birmingham, the Forest of Dean, Cardiff & Oxwich Bay. Despite the current limitations placed upon us by Covid-19, the geography department at JKHS will endeavor to continue to place learning outside the classroom at the heart of its provision.”