After getting up bright and early on Saturday, all 18 students spent 3 hours revising for their Geography GCSE focusing on the Physical Geography of Paper 1. They completed and fed back on a full mock paper proving to themselves how much they have learnt over the last 3 years and they then took on a case study activity. 1 hour was spent sorting out nearly 100 facts and applying them to 10 different case studies and this information was then used to answer practice long answer questions. A very productive 3 hours it was! By 12:30pm the sun was high in the sky and it was time for the fun to commence! The geographers were split into a girls and boys team and embarked on a number of activities including - rock climbing, abseiling, a blind folded trust task called Nightline and the the 3G swing to finish. Miss Murphy even had a go at the 3G swing - although it was probably her first and last time as heights are not her forte! After an action packed day the final activity was a lovely chilled out campfire where the students shared jokes, stories and learnt how to cook the most perfect roast marshmallows - which Mr Graves mastered with his 3 metre long stick!
On Sunday morning, the Year 11's and Miss Murphy spent 2 hours practising short answer exam technique, all in preparation for 3 weeks' time. Before departing the students took part in their last activity in the forest - a variety of obstacle challenges including ropes and logs which proved more challenging for some than originally thought but everyone had a go and laughed their way through it nonetheless. When finished we packed our bags onto the minibus and made our way back to school.
All returned safe and sound - and a bit wiser to their upcoming GCSE Geography exam. A successful weekend all round!