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In The Field at Carding Mill Valley

Published by Edgbaston High School for Girls on Friday 20th of October 2023

On Friday, 6 October Year 11 Geography students headed to the beautiful Carding Mill Valley in Shropshire to carry out an investigation into rivers. 


The girls spent their day collecting data on a range of variables including the width and depth of the channel, the gradient of the channel, the velocity of the water and the shape and size of the bed load. Together, the data collected will enable the girls to understand how a river changes down its course. 


In upcoming lessons, the girls will present their data and analyse their findings, drawing links to the Bradshaw model and their understanding of geomorphic processes. This investigation is a key part of their GCSE course and girls may be questioned on their methods, results or conclusions in their final examinations.


The girls enjoyed the day, despite the rain, and were rewarded for all of their hard work with a trip to the café for hot chocolate and cake. 


Well done girls!


Miss Massey
Head of Geography

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