On Wednesday 15th of March, Year 10 Geography students went on a residential to the Lake District to gather research on the Glenderaterra Beck river course. The collected research would later support the big questions they had to answer about this particular river and its tributaries.
On the first day of the trip after a long 2 hour and a half ride, Year 10 went straight into their research. They began their ascent up the Blencathra mountain swaddled in layers of tracksuits, waterproof jackets and trousers. The geographers climbed and clambered up and down the mountain being careful not to slip on the rocks and snow. They eventually reached our destination and armed with their propellers, rulers, and phones they started their research.
Once that was finished, the Year 10 students headed back to the Centre; they had time to change and make their beds before the classroom session at 6pm. Thee used the gathered information to work out the cross section and mean discharge of the river. After that they had a few hours of free time and dinner, where they served Katsu curry, sweet and sour vegetables, and chips.
On the second day, they packed their things, boarded the coach, and went into the town of Keswick where we viewed the flood history and defenses of the river. After that, they were allowed to do a bit of sightseeing, buy souvenirs and lunch and prep for the journey home.
Overall, this trip was amazing, and despite the freezing weather, all the students had a wonderful time and were sad to leave.
Written by Chelsea – AGGS Media Team
Photos by Mr Humphrys