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Year 11 field trip to Flatford Mill, Suffolk


Pupils for their GCSE geography course went away to Flatford Mill Suffolk for three days to complete a piece of field work. Pupils stayed in the famous grounds of Flatford Mill, where Constable painted his most famous work, Hay Wain.

The first day was spent in the classroom working on their data collection methods and risk assessments and learning how to use the equipment. Pupils, after having a short dinner, worked up until 8pm, so they could make the most of their time with the staff at the mill. The following morning was spent at Walton-on-the-Naze, where they collected data on two different coastal landforms, and luckily for pupils and staff the weather was glorious, allowing them to sit and have lunch on the beach after the hard work was done.

Again, the pupils were a credit to themselves and worked up until just after 8pm, which was amazing, seen as though they have been at the coast at 8am that morning .The last day was spent writing up much of their data, and using IT software to link graphs on to maps and present data in various ways. Pupils learnt a huge amount during their time at the Mill and were praised by all staff who met them, for their manners, politeness and brilliant behaviour. 

Mr G Flower
Head of Humanities

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