Y10 on the River Neb

Our Y10 geographers were out on the Neb last week despite the rather inclement weather- top marks to all students for not complaining about the rain!

The students visited five sites down the long profile of the river (source to mouth) to carry out a series of data collection which is being used for their GCSE coursework. On the Thursday, rain did stop play and we were unable to go in to the river itself at the lower sites (The Raggatt and Peel) as the water levels were too high for it to be safe. By Friday though, the high discharge had passed through the drainage basin system and a full set of data was able to be collected. On top of the group data (width, depth, wetted perimeter, velocity etc) some students carried out ‘original’ data collection which they can use to access the top end of the coursework mark scheme. This ranged from sediment samples to measuring the gradient, so required a bit of extra work from those students. Coursework requirements can be found on section 3.3. of this document.

Mr Coole giving instruction on the river just below Foxdale primary school where it is tinged red by iron staining

Mr Coole giving instruction on the river just below Foxdale primary school where it is tinged red by iron staining

Taking measurements at the Ford in St. Johns (Right everyone- who has got the flowmeter!?)

Taking measurements at the Ford in St. Johns (Right everyone- who has got the flowmeter!?)

Still smiling even with wet feet! (Star doesn't mind though)

Still smiling even with wet feet! (Star doesn’t mind though)

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