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Year 9 visit the Black Country

CLSG students on geography trip at Black Country, observing a river

The History and Geography department's joint visit to Carding Mill Valley and the Black County Museum in late September marked year 9's first-ever residential school trip! After a few hours on the coach (and much excitement over service station food options), year 9 arrived at Carding Mill Valley, a scenic expanse in the Shropshire Hills.

Matanhi and Ionna explained: "Each class started at a different site and measured the width, depth and velocity of the river. We trekked up the mountain, hauling bags of equipment. Despite the hike, the scenery was breath-taking!". After a well-deserved dinner, the pupils regrouped to map graphs of the river at the four sites and were then given the chance to explore the study centre and have a rather competitive game of foosball.

The following day the group headed to the magnificent Black Country Museum to learn about the Industrial Revolution. Highlights included a theatrical display of ironwork, a short film on the working conditions of industrial Britain, and, as the students were keen to point out, the fish and chip shop!

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