Year 10 Geography River Study Trip

Year 10 had perfect weather on Wednesday 15th May for a trip through the Forest of Bowland studying the fluvial and land use changes along the course of the River Wyre.

The trip consisted of a look at the upland features of a river followed by 3 study sites where the pupils had to get wet and measure velocity, depth, sediment and gradient changes over distance from the source.

They then had a quick stop at Scorton picnic site to see the middle course of a river and its features that are now apparent there along with the flood damage and land use change.

The final stop was in the lower course to see the flood protection measures put in place at Garstang and the lengths the environment agency have to go to to ensure the river is manageable and safe.