Year 8 Geography Trip to Amersham
The Year 8s....
enjoyed a fabulous day out on Monday as part of their Common Entrance Fieldwork. We started the trip at Amersham Field Study Centre where the children were introduced to the river Chess and its surrounding drainage basin. The main aim of the investigation was to see how the river changed as it travelled downstream. After making some hypotheses for the day we went out to the two different sites on the river to measure the width, depth, cross sectional area, velocity and bedload.
Using a variety of apparatus, including the hydro prop to measure the channel flow, the children were able to compare the two sites in details. After the recent rainfall one or two children managed to get their feet rather wet, but it did not deter the enthusiastic Cheam pupils! We returned to the field study centre to commence the write up and to discuss the various limitations on the day before we returned to school. All in all it was a very successful day and I am looking forward to reading the final projects.