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Y9 Geography in Castleton

Year 9 Geography students made the trip to Castleton in the Peak District last week to complete their fieldwork project,

luckily, without any weather warnings and the sun making an appearance. It was a busy day for Year 9, with the day split into two. One part involved collecting data for their enquiry into whether tourism is sustainable in Castleton, and the other part was spent in Castleton’s famous Blue John Caves.  Students were able to practice essential geographical skills with map reading, environmental surveys and sketch maps, as well as see the rock formations that they will be studying in class close up; a particular highlight being the stalactites and stalagmites.  Students behaved impeccably and were a credit to school, with many compliments on their behaviour during the day – great work Year 9!