A-Level Geographers take on Canary Wharf
On the 15th October 29 A-level geographers braved the trains, underground and the DLR to reach the old London Docklands site to investigate the regeneration of East London for themselves.
The day started with a visit to the free London Docklands museum which was really interactive and informative (well worth a visit if you are ever in the area) followed by primary data collection around Canary Wharf. Many of the Year 12 students will now use this data or the data collection techniques to complete their NEAs at the end of this academic year.
As part of their primary data collection 3 eager students went to visit a pioneer firm who moved to Canary Wharf in 1991 to investigate the benefits of the area and to gauge their perspective on how the changes to Canary Wharf (a tertiary and quaternary hub) from a working docklands (primary and secondary base) has impacted the local communities surrounding the docks. This was extremely useful and we are grateful to Matt Forbes and LittleJohn Accounting, for their support with our fieldwork.
Overall the day was really informative and the students, as always, conducted themselves with maturity and were a credit to themselves and the school.
The geography teachers are looking forward to the next fieldtrips:
- John Muir Award to the New Forest in February (Residential for current Year 10 geographers only)
- Swanage trip in June (Residential for Year 12 students only)
- GCSE Rivers fieldwork trip in July (Day trip for Year 10 geographers only)