Twenty-three Geography and Biology students have just returned from an eight-day residential fieldtrip to California, USA.

The students and staff hugely enjoyed visiting some of California and Nevada’s premier attractions. Of particular note was hiking through Yosemite and Death Valley National Parks, whale watching at Monterey and a memorable walk around Tenderloin, San Francisco and Las Vegas.

Lower Sixth students Ella Newton, Caroline McKernan and Lucy Forshaw commented ‘California has been a trip of a lifetime and everyday served up a never to be forgotten experience.’ While Lower Sixth students Ava Lovatt and Katie Barlow observed that, ‘there was never a dull moment and always a spectacular backdrop for a selfie!’

All in all, the entire trip was a great success. Field trips are an excellent way of bringing subjects alive. The departments of Geography and Biology are now planning a return trip in 2020. See y’all there!