October 2018

Geography Fieldwork

On Tuesday 25th September, approximately 50 Year 11 Geography students took part in a day of fieldwork in Beverley.

The data collected, along with the skills developed throughout the fieldwork process, will be examined as part of their GCSE Paper 3 in summer.

The students impressed members of the public as they investigated the leisure and recreational opportunities of the town’s Flemingate development.

The exercise saw them visit the newly opened Inflata Nation inflatable theme park, as well as the cinema and redevelopment office.

Opened in November 2015, the £125 million pound development occupies the site of a former chemical works. The area’s total transformation from industrial to leisure use provided students with the perfect platform to develop their knowledge of urban redevelopment and planning.

Their investigation involved questionnaires, land-use mapping and pedestrian counts. They will ultimately process the data collected to assess the extent of the leisure and recreational opportunities that have been created by the Flemingate development.

Humanities Progress Leader Sarah Harris commented: ‘The students approached their work with maturity and confidence, representing Withernsea High School in the best way possible.

I was especially proud when I was congratulated by a member of the public, who commended their uniform and approach to learning.

The students were enthusiastic about the research task and it was a pleasure to spend the day out of the classroom with them. Thank you Geographers!’

Feedback from the students themselves was equally positive, with many keen to return to Flemingate to explore the area further – particular the inflatable theme park!

ABOVE: Year 11 Geographers visited the Inflata Nation inflatable theme park.


ABOVE: The students collected responses from members of the public to be used in their studies.

ABOVE: Some students visited Local Transport Projects Ltd - an independent traffic engineering and transport planning practice based in Beverley and Manchester.