Inspired Geography in a Natural Classroom
Our aim in geography is to engage and inspire our pupils to want to learn about the world around them and we are very lucky to be able to do this with the amazing surroundings located right on our doorstep.
Our Year 5 geographers recently headed to Sedbergh to investigate the downstream changes of local Settlebeck Gill. The children are studying rivers this term and this field trip enabled pupils to see for themselves many of the key river features that they have been learning about this term.
The pupils enjoyed collaborating in small groups to collect data from the river and they were excited to use the new Senior School storm shelters to enjoy their lunch in – what a fun experience this was, although the weather was unseasonaly sunny and warm!
The group were then treated to a visit to Sedbergh School’s famous geology room, learning more about some of the rocks they had discovered when collecting the river data. The children finished the day with a hot chocolate in the art block.
This fantastic day out for our Year 5 pupils allowed them to apply their knowledge and classroom learning on rivers to the outdoor environment and great fun was had by all.