Sixth Form pupils travelled to Carding Mill Valley in Church Stretton to investigate and assess the downstream changes in the river. Covering as much as 2,000 hectares of heather-covered hills, Carding Mill Valley provided the perfect environment to assess the variation in the amount of water within the river at a particular place. This involved taking width, depth and velocity measurements at 8 sample sites along the river, beginning at 600m from the source and moving towards the Visitor Centre at 2650m.
Carding Mill Valley, an important place for wildlife, geology and archaeology provided the perfect environment for the pupils, who despite the cold weather conditions remained enthusiastic throughout. Mrs. Waddams Head of Geography said "Everyone really enjoyed the field trip, despite the weather and gathered some interesting results. It's important to get the pupils out of the classroom and into environments such as this, allowing them to put their text book theory into context. Their data will also provide the basis for one of their AS examination papers in May.''
13th February 2013 Back to News