Upper Sixth Geographers headed to the River Bollin in Cheshire to investigate flood risk in the rural area of Langley and the more urban area of Prestbury.

The students carried out various activities sketching, calculating river discharge, measuring water infiltration rates and assessing land use and flood risk.

The fieldwork is the last of four compulsory days over the two year course.  Students have previously visited Llandudno in North Wales, Salford Quays and one of the Sefton Coast, Alderley Edge, Peak District or part of greater Manchester for their coursework.  In addition, many students have participated in the international visits to Iceland and California, USA.

Head of Geography Mr Grundy said the trip was a great success and had proved to be excellent preparation for the Water and Carbon section of the Physical Geography Exam paper.