Year 8 Geography trip to Brighton

On the 3rd of July we had the privilege of taking 65 pupils from Year 8 to Brighton. The aim of the Brighton trip was to investigate the positive and negative impacts of tourism in the ‘hot-spot’ area.

We conducted our data collection around the sea-side footpaths, in-land shops and close-by parks. The main point of work was conducted around the busy arcade area where each pupil had to complete at least one questionnaire to a member of the public and ask about their opinion on whether tourism is prevalent in the area and if this is a good or bad aspect of Brighton.

Despite travel difficulties, the pupils were eager to participate in the mini field-work investigation and learn about the many different data collection techniques in the subject of Geography. I was incredibly proud of the pupils based on their respect for the wider community and work ethic. The Geography Department are very proud of the Year 8 pupils we brought on the field-trip.

I would like to thank the staff who helped for the day, as this would not have been possible without them. The Geography team is grateful to the Year 8 pupils who participated in the study. Thank-you!

Mr Mathews - Geography Teacher