Geography Urban Fieldwork Trip

Posted on: 19/09/2014

GCSE Geography Urban Fieldwork across the City of Plymouth - around 100 Year 10 pupils have recently enjoyed a trip to Britain's Ocean City.  Pupils completed a range of tasks at different locations right across the city.  The work is designed to support their understanding of urban issues, develop useful skills in data collection and ultimately to show them some of the best examples of urban redevelopment in the UK.   The pupils take a close look at rapidly changing area of Devonport.  They also visit Drake's Circus shopping mall. In a slight change from previous trips, this year the students were welcomed by the University of Plymouth for a lecture. 

"This is the third year we have run the trip and each year it gets better.  Originally we chose Plymouth because it's the largest urban area in the South West - this gives us plenty of opportunities to see urban change.   It's a city that has faced incredible hardships over decades, but has also risen out of those times and reinvented itself - you can't fail to be impressed and inspired by the improvements that have been achieved in places like Devonport, with award winning architecture and community spaces - it's a very positive and forward looking trip and that's that kind of experience we want for our pupils."  Ed Marston, Head of Humanities


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