Year 10 Geography Field Trip to Eddington

Year 10 Geography pupils spent a chilly, but very interesting day in Eddington, attempting to gather enough primary data to answer the following research question;
“What impact has Eddington had on the surrounding environment?”. Pupils used a number of methods to gather their information. These included mapping the area, conducting traffic and pedestrian counts, questioning over 60 people to gather their opinions on Eddington, taking photos to compare with historical data of previous land use, and having an hour’s tour of the area. Pupils are now busy analysing and interpreting the data with the use of graphs, secondary data and GIS etc. On the whole, we found that Eddington is a very innovative and environmentally friendly development; however most of the pupils felt that the designs could have been more aesthetically pleasing!

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