Year 9 Geographers have been putting theory into practise when we went to the Stepping Stones area of Cannock Chase, Milford. Here we collected data and tested predictions about the changes in the river as you move downstream.

After a period of previous hot, dry weather, the Sher Brook was shallow but sufficient enough for us to collect the data we needed to analyse the river’s flow. The students tested the water velocity, measured the channel width and depth and noted the types and size of sediment at 4 different sites of the river.

After lunch, we completed field sketches and took photos of the area, again to analyse in preparation for the Unit 3 exam, which is part of the final GCSE.

A great day was had by all and now students are working on the data in class to reach a conclusion about the changes of the river as you move downstream.

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