The 1st Years enjoyed a combined Biology and Geography Field Trip to the Blue Reef Aquarium and Newquay Town Centre.
To further their understanding of marine organisms and ecosystems, the students undertook a tour of the aquarium and had a rock pool encounter with an aquarist. They then performed a mapping exercise and survey of the environmental quality and popularity on Newquay’s town centre, investigating the urban characteristics and considering the ‘health of the high street’ amid national shop closures and competition from retail parks and the internet.
Biology Teacher, Mr Smith said: “Students really enjoyed seeing the wide variety of marine and aquatic creatures on display in the aquarium. It illustrated the complex interactions that go on in the environment and showed how human activity is impacting the natural world.”
Geography Teacher, Mr Pomery said: “The 1st Years enjoyed their first Geography field trip and worked meticulously to record primary data using maps, surveys and questionnaires. They showed determination and enthusiasm throughout the day and were a credit to the School.”