The Geography Department attended its annual GCSE field trip to the River Holford in the stunning Quantock Hills on Wednesday 12th September.

On the trip pupils collected data for the coursework element of the GCSE course. The pupils were learning about how river efficiency changes with distance downstream and how to conduct proper scientific investigations. Pupils waded into the river and collected data on the river width, depth, gradient and velocity, where they used a Bray-Stoke Impellor and immersed themselves in the riverine environment. Pupils were also learning about the human impact along the valley and the importance of working efficiently as a group. Good fun was had by all, and the rain stayed away, which is unusual for a Geography field trip!