Year 7 Field Trip to Timperley and Altrincham
On Tuesday, the Year 7s completed their first local fieldwork activity with the Geography Department. The students were investigating the Settlement Hierarchy. Before setting off, they established their hypotheses. They needed to decide which settlement will have the greatest range of shops and services, and therefore will be the most popular. The students walked to Timperley first of all. Here they completed a land use survey and performed pedestrian counts. We then walked to Altrincham and repeated these data collection activities. The weather was glorious and so it was a great day for the students to be out of school. Their behaviour was exemplary and they were all eager to get stuck in!