Year 9 Geography Field Trip

Geographers explore the Lake District

On Wednesday and Thursday last week Year 9 visited the Brockhole Centre, Windermere where they received a thought provoking talk about the impacts of tourism on the Lake District National Park.

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The students discovered why the Bowness and Windermere area is so popular with visitors from China, Japan and the USA and discussed the impact the World Heritage Site status may have on the economy of the region.

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During their Windermere cruise, surrounded by the stunning Lakeland scenery, the students enjoyed their lunch break.

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In the afternoon, they gathered data for their enquiries by carrying out traffic surveys and interviewing both business owners and tourists. They worked very hard and were rewarded with a delicious icecream in the Spring sunshine.

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