Geography Fieldtrip - Y10 Salford Quays & RHS Bridgewater
Following on from the recent weeks of sunshine, the Geography department were anticipating a productive, and useful, GCSE fieldwork trip to Salford Quays and RHS Bridgewater for the 65 Y10 GCSE students. They weren't disappointed! As we left on Monday morning, the sun was shining, and a pleasant journey to the Quays ensued. On arrival, students broke off into four groups to carry out environmental quality and land use surveys, and pedestrian counts, in the Quays area. Students were able to soak up the atmosphere of Media City, passing by the Blue Peter Gardens, before stopping off outside Imperial War Museum North, and celeb spotting at the Coronation Street studios (or not!). It was a quiet Monday morning, followed by a quick drive round the motorway to Worsley, home of RHS Bridgewater.
Unfortunately, the group didn't escape the rain! As they arrived at RHS Bridgewater, a thunderstorm passed over, so lunch was a very hurried affair under the trees of the woodland area we had come to visit. Fortunately, the sun broke out over the gardens for the afternoon, which meant students were able to take in the sights and sounds of the gardens, complete species surveys and practice their field sketching skills. Many students were heard commenting on the beauty of the surroundings, and how pretty the flowers of the meadows and gardens were.
Thank you to all who supported the students in being able to make this trip. Unfortunately, Mrs Price was so busy ensuring people were keeping as dry as possible that she completely forgot to take photos!