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Trip to the Black Country

Students trip to black country in front of a boat

Last month, year 9 spent two days in the Black Country for a geography and history trip. Our guides taught us about the geographical processes of rivers and we then recorded the changing width, depth and velocity of River Ashbrooke as we hiked up the valley. The next day, we visited the Black Country Living Museum and discovered how harsh life used to be in a Shropshire industrial town, particularly for women. We also watched a fascinating show about gases in coal mines, with dangerous chemical reactions! Another highlight was sampling the sweet shops and a school lesson where we got to experience Victorian discipline…!