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Epping Forest Trip

On Tuesday 11th April, the Year 11 Geography students went on a field trip to the Epping Forest Field Centre to fulfil the requirement for their Edxecel B specification. The focus of this trip was to examine the features of the Loughton Brook and the flood risks posed at selected sites along the river’s course. The students were given the opportunity to measure the variables: stream width, depth and velocity. They worked in small groups and completed the assigned tasks, including measurements, drawing sketches of the sites and estimating flood risks for each. The day’s activities included classroom an introductory session, an extensive trek through the forest to the specific sites for measurements, as well as group discussions. The trip was ably conducted by the Field Studies Council, whose staff member was very knowledgeable and ac