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Fascinating Field Trip

Posted at 8:21 am on 2nd December, 2021

Geography students visit Blackpool

On 23rd November, 60 Year 9 students boarded the bus to travel to Blackpool for a Geography field trip.

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Accompanied by teachers of Geography, Mr Baker and Mrs Doolan, and our wonderful Technician, Mr Jackson, the students visited the tourist hotspot to follow the process of fieldwork enquiry and data collection.

Beginning at the North Pier, students collected data at various points along the Golden Mile all the way to the South Pier on the subject of tourism, regeneration and degradation. 

Blackpool was chosen for the field trip as it links to Year 9’s tourism class topic and the Butler model, which describes tourist resorts as a model where the last stage is regeneration or decline. Students were also able to examine the sea defences, which allow Blackpool to survive the harsh Irish Sea.

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Whilst exploring the area, students could see how regeneration is only happening in parts and there is much deprivation caused by the changes in tourist habits in Blackpool

Students will collate all their data, once back in the classroom, to create an analysis and presentation to use for an evaluation assessment of Blackpool. 

Mr Baker said:

“'It is great that the boys had the opportunity to clearly see the distinction between the northern regeneration and the slow degradation heading towards the South Pier.”

Year 9 student Jack, said:

“I really enjoyed today, I can see why people only come for the day. There is lots to do, but the hotels don't look inviting. There is so much difference to the photos we saw in class from over 50 years ago to now.”

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