Year 10 Geographers went on a trip to London in March as part of their course. They visited the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) where a lesson on tectonic hazards was delivered by a young geography ambassador. Pupils made models of hazard proof buildings out of cardboard materials. They then visited the Natural History Museum with the earthquake simulator.
After this, pupils went on the London Eye for a 40 minute panoramic view of London, followed by a walking tour of some of the famous landmarks, including Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament.
Day two started with a visit to the Olympic Park, where a guide delivered an insightful tour on the regeneration of the East End of London (Olympic Park), which ended with a trip to the viewing platform of the ArcelorMittal Orbit. Those that were daring went down the 178 metre high slide (the world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide!).
They then embarked on a River Thames cruise in the beautiful spring sunshine passing many of the famous river landmarks of London.
The pupils were a real credit to Carr Manor and the visit was a great success with both staff and the pupils having a great time whilst also learning about many geographical topics.