Geographers use Alps as their classroom

The L6 Geography trip to the Alps was a real highlight of this academic year.

After two days of learning fieldwork techniques and visiting a wide variety of locations from Old Briançon to Casse de Boeuf, the girls had the geographical freedom to choose their question title for their independent investigations and return to whichever site they felt most curious to learn more about.

The second half of the trip was spent collecting data and the range of projects was extremely diverse, from the physical geographical impact of skiing to the expression of religious identity of the local villages. It was a thoroughly-enriching experience, where the girls took ownership of their work whilst in a stunningly beautiful environment. Visiting the La Grave glacier in the cable car allowed the group to see first-hand the glacial environment they have been studying this year in lessons.

In the evenings, the girls enjoyed delicious food, played games such as ‘werewolves’ together, went for sunset walks around the local area on the final night we were treated to a barbecue and a talent show which kept us all entertained.

Geography teacher Mrs Hannah Badger said: “All in all, it was a super trip! Our thanks go to Mr Cunningham for organising it.”