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From the 6th to the 10th of November, the Year 13 geographers headed to Devon for their A Level residential trip. 

The purpose of the trip was to develop upon their contextual understanding of physical geography. We spent time on Dartmoor, developing the student’s knowledge of water and carbon cycles, including a visit to Grimspound, a Bronze Age settlement, followed by time carrying out river studies on the East Bovey. The Year 13s particularly enjoyed time looking at Sphagnum moss and peat bogs, which will likely be a key contributor to our fight against climate change. 

These outings were supplemented with two-day visits to the coast, focusing on landscape formation and management practices. During this time we visited Dawlish Warren and the South Hams coastline. These sections of the coast are ideal for observing the impact of sea level change alongside how society will manage the ever-dynamic coastline in the future. 

Overall, the trip was a great success, aided by the constantly enthusiastic Year 13s and the fantastic staff who attended, with particular praise to Miss Mitchell and Dr Wilson.