Year 11 Geography Field Trip
GCSE Geography Year 11’s were excited to travel to Liverpool last week to investigate “To what extent is Liverpool a global city?” They first spent time in the Museum of Liverpool to learn about the history of Liverpool as a port city, the development and then decline of the Albert Docks and how the city is now influential globally. They learned how Liverpool was European Capital of Culture in 2008 and received millions of funding from the EU to develop the famous Pier Head terminal for the Ferry Cross the Mersey and the engineering feat of the floating docks. Working in groups, they then collected data on the land use at the Albert Dock and the environmental quality of the area, learning how this World Heritage Site draws in people from around the world. We finished the day by looking at an excellent example of regeneration – Liverpool One – and about how cities are choosing to use “urban greening” as a way of making urban spaces more sustainable. The pupils were a real credit to the school and have learned an invaluable amount of information to help them with both their Unit 2 and Unit 3 exams next summer.