On Thursday 8 September, twenty Year 11 GCSE geography pupils went on a field trip to the Cranedale Centre in Kirby Grindalythe, North Yorkshire.
This trip was essential for their controlled assessment, the last of its kind, as the current Year 11s are the final cohort to complete the current GCSE geography specification. This unique experience involved the students measuring the River Derwent’s characteristics at three different sites in the North York Moors National Park. They also surveyed buildings and recorded data for pedestrians and traffic in the town of Malton where, at the same time, there was a Game and Seafood festival!
Yorkshire, with its picturesque countryside, provided an ideal setting for the Year 11’s educational trip. They also visited the chalk headland of Flamborough Head, and the coastal defences at Hornsea. The Cranedale Centre was a welcome break from the mud of the countryside, with its wonderful facilities, delectable meals and delightfully friendly and approachable tutors. Along with being an invaluable aid, the trip was an opportunity for the girls to bond and create new friendships.
A big thank you to the Cranedale tutors for inspiring our students, and to Miss Stevens and Mrs Vassie for accompanying them and providing all required support and help.
By Tehmina, Year 11