Our amazing year 9 pupils undertook a visit to sunny Grasmere in the Lake District, on a beautiful autumnal day in October.
Their behaviour was exemplary, and they soon got into the hang of greeting walkers in a polite and genuine manner on their 5.5-mile hike. Several Walkers commented on their exceptional manners and warm greetings.
This kind of experiential trip installs a passion for geography and the world around them. Enhancing their physical and human geographical understanding of the Glacial topic they have been undertaking and developing their Dual curriculum skills for life- via map work, teamwork, and environmental understanding.
A shout out to all the staff who attended and the staff behind the scenes who helped to make the trip happen. Well done year 9.
Here is what one of the members of staff said about this trip:
“What a wonderful day! We couldn’t quite believe the fantastic weather we had for our walk around Rydal Water and Grasmere Lake. The pupils were in awe of the beautiful scenery the Lake District had to offer, pointing out many glacial features along the way. There were many laughs, and a few slips, but a great day had by all!.”
This trip has supported the experiential education agenda providing pupils with the opportunity to experience this particular environment which will not only support their understanding of the Geography curriculum but also their wider cultural capital which can be drawn on in other subjects.