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Year 12 Geographers visit Spain

26 Apr 2024
Sutton Grammar School

By Aniqa Matin 12B

The enthusiastic Year 12 Geography class visited Barcelona, Spain in late February. This was an exceptional experience for all students involved as we got to practice our Geography fieldwork skills such as data collecting, communication techniques and analysing landforms. This is all in preparation for our own fieldwork investigations.

In terms of the actual trip the plane journey was swift but shortly after our arrival, we got stuck in traffic for a tremendously long four hours due to a freak hailstorm on the motorway ahead and several road closures due to the ice! However, on the bright side, we all enjoyed endless conversations with our peers and listened to a selection of songs whilst viewing other passengers playing hockey on the motorway. The following day, we visited the local beach to inspect the coastal processes and with the mentoring of Barry (our dedicated fieldwork leader) we acquired a wealth of knowledge. We enjoyed a long walk around the beach, taking picturesque photos, climbing up to a high viewing point and just taking in the exceptional surroundings. The next day was equally as busy and full of human geography in the Old and New Quarter of Girona. Here we were able to interact with locals, navigate independently through the area and identify the differences between the two locations.

All in all, it was a jam-packed four days where great memories were created and new knowledge was obtained. Also, I must not forget: a big thank you to Mr Burgess and Miss Man for planning and accompanying us on this fabulous trip!


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