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ACS Hillingdon students take scientific fieldtrip

Published Wednesday 30th of September 2015 01:38:43 PM

Twenty eight biology and environmental science students from ACS Hillingdon International School recently travelled to Juniper Hall, Surrey, to learn about the ecological systems present in the North Downs. The 17 and 18 year olds used the three day trip to the 18th century building to refine their field techniques by gathering samples and readings from woodland, rivers and fields surrounding the Hall. Dr Neelu Sharma, Head of Science Department, said: “Being able to bring students to Juniper Hall to carry out hands-on scientific data collection is a brilliant opportunity for them to practice what they have been learning in the classroom in a beautiful setting.” The information gathered by the students during the trip will be analysed and validated when they return to school and will contribute to their final year International Baccalaureate Diploma studies. Universities recently voted the IB as the best preparation for higher education over A-levels for the essential skills students’ gain, such as independent enquiry and teamwork abilities developed through the activities at Juniper Hall. Dr Neelu Sharma also added: “The trip and work carried out when returning to school is designed to help students gain a better understanding of how scientific studies are conducted.”
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