Year 12 Geography Field Trip to Salford Quays
As part of the new Geography A-Level course the Year 12 Geographers have to investigate ‘changing places’. They began their study with a comparison of traditional terraced houses in Langworthy, Salford and compared these to the Urban Splash ‘Chimney Pot Park’ development, a community of award winning upside down houses. They evaluated the successes and failures of this gentrification.
After conducting a ‘global walk’ along Langworthy Road, inspired by the economic and social geographer Doreen Massey, the students were able to look for global links with Salford in this multicultural community.
The group then headed to Salford Quays to evaluate the regeneration by interviewing people and carrying out their own surveys. They drew connections with the industrial past of the docks and considered how the character of the area had altered over time. The trip culminated with a wonderful tour of the BBC ‘MediaCityUK’ which gave the students a clear insight into those people who are now working and living in Salford Quays.