Year 9 Geography field trip to York
Year 9 travelled by train from Newcastle to York to carry out Geography fieldwork on flood management and tourism in the area. It was a dry but cold day and the group did a lot of walking to help keep warm.
The boys walked alongside the River Ouse sketching and making notes on the variety of flood defences such as washlands, levees, flood gates for individual houses and for whole streets and finally the large Foss barrier, which is undergoing a £17 million update.
After lunch in the park, the boys assessed tourist attractions and facilities next to Clifford’s Tower and at York Minster, along with a browse around the Christmas market before heading to the train station for the journey home.