After the year 8’s all visited the Energy From Waste Plant in March they completed an assessment. This included how the plant fits into the Isle of Man and the wider world. The leaflets the students completed were then judged and the best ones selected. The students with the three best ones in the year group went on an extra visit to the Plant in June and had an extended tour of the site and all got to operate the 10tonne grabber placing waste on the hopper. This was a great opportunity and thanks for the help of Suez who run the site.
The 3 best leaflets were: Raheem Rashid, Claire Clucas and Ryan Hughes.
Also, receiving prizes in assembly for highly commended were: Gracie Volves, Ben Kermode, Dan Jones, Hannah Brearly, Sophie Kelly, David Cowin, Kyle Crellin, Isla Yule, Sizzi Zsoldos
The last trip of the year with the Geography department involved driving up to Blue Point in the north of the island. Students were investigating if the sand dunes followed the classic textbook theory.
All our year 7 tutor groups visited Onchan Village Walk at the start of July. We were studying how an area tackles crime from rule setting to cctv and other security measures. This will be followed up by a study of our school site.
Pictured is 7A enjoying the fair weather after a weeks delay from the rain.
The year 12’s carried out a piece of coursework for their Geog 2 exam studying channel efficiency down a hanging valley of Cwm Dyli, Snowdonia. Other highlights included, Harlech sand dunes, Manchester City Centre, Salford Quays, Media City and finishing with a visit up Radio City Tower in Liverpool. All 10 students learnt a lot and hopefully now feel more confident going into their exam having felt and experienced the Geography.