As part of their GCSE Geography course our Year 11 Geographers have spent the last 3 days battling the elements and midges whilst they gathered data for their GCSE Controlled Aassessment.
The pupils were required to collect primary data on the changing characteristics of the Larganess River as it flowed through the Florencourt Estate on its way to Lough Erne. At various points along the river’s course pupils measured variables such as width, depth, velocity and bedload with aim of evaluating the extent to which the Larganess exemplifies the text book characteristics or most rivers, and the extent to which human activity within the estate and surrounding area have caused deviation from this model.
As expected, the 70 pupils involved throughout the 3 days where fantastic. Despite the persistent efforts of swarms of midges they have collected a vast selection of field-data which should prove to be extremely useful for their analysis and write-up next term.