Upper Sixth Geographers visit the Lake District

Posted: 05/10/18

The Geography department took the Upper Sixth geographers to the Blencathra Field Studies Centre in the Lake District to collect data for their AL and IB coursework.

Nestled at the foot of Blencathra, the centre is a stunning setting in which to study Geography. Physical geographers spent their days in and around the Borrowdale valley, measuring the orientation of moraines, roche moutonnées, corries, and other landforms in order to determine the direction of ice flow during the last glaciation. Meanwhile, human geographers collected data about social inequality and perceptions of place in Carlisle.

The girls took full advantage of the excellent weather whilst there, with the physical geographers using the school drone to get an aerial view of landforms, whilst several of the human geographers opted for an early morning hike up Blencathra in order to catch the sun rising over the mountains.

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