Out in the field!

Year 7 geographers had their first experience of fieldwork when they looked into land use in Barnet.

Pupils explored the town to find out whether land use patterns were similar to the Burgess model they had studied in class. They walked from the School to Barnet High Street, mapping the use of the ground floor of buildings by assigning classifications such as residential, commercial or entertainment.

“Fieldwork is an essential part of learning in Geography, giving pupils the opportunity to put what they learn in the classroom into practice in the outside world,” said Head of Geography Anne Flook. “All enjoyed the experience and are looking forward to more fieldwork later in school.”

The fieldwork is being used to prepare an A3 presentation board of the findings, which is a National Curriculum Assessment in Geography.