Epping Forest Field Centre Trip

Tuesday 30 April was a lovely, sunny and mild Spring day – a great day for a Geography fieldwork. Year 9 and Year 10 GCSE students visited the Epping Forest Field Study Centre to do river fieldwork. This will ensure the GCSE group comply with the requirements of the AQA GCSE course, but it will also be a useful Key Stage 3 study opportunity for Year 9 students.

In the morning they were out in the forest observing infiltration rates and gaining knowledge of the geology and rock types in the area. In the afternoon students visited three different sites along Loughton Brook and worked collaboratively in groups taking measurements of the river’s width, depth, bed load and measured the velocity using a cork, ruler and stop watch. Year 10 found the day valuable as supplement the rivers component of their GCSE course.