Early on Friday 11 October, Upper Sixth geographers started making their way towards Paddington Station in London. The purpose of this migration was for the geography field trip to Nettlecombe Court, a field centre on the edge of Exmoor. The girls were to spend the next four days preparing for, and then beginning, the coursework for their A Level.
While at the centre, the girls went on trips to Porlock Bay and the small town of Watchet where they conducted fieldwork using numerous data collection techniques. The trips were followed by work in the classroom until early evening. Torrential rain greeted us on our first foray into Watchet, but the worst passed and the girls worked with good humour. Although a bit overcast, the weather was generally kind for the rest of the weekend, saving its worst for our journey home on Monday.
We celebrated Ruby’s and Estelle’s 18th birthdays while we were away and I would like to thank all of the girls for making the trip a very enjoyable and positive experience. Special thanks to Miss Bennett who gave up her weekend off to attend the trip.
Mr David Lock, Head of Geography