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Field Trip to Manchester

Our Year 11 students completed the first part of their Geography coursework in Yorkshire, the second part was much more Urban. 

Our students navigated through the city using their maps of the city centre. They explored a variety of different urban spaces ranging in culture, wealth, and land-use from Manchester’s gentrified ‘gay town’ to the golden Chinatown, from the up-and-coming sites of Spinningfields to the high-end shopping opportunities of King Street. Our geographers not only used their understanding of what makes an urban space pleasant to live in and visit, but they also overcame their apprehensions to complete questionnaires, chatting with tourists and locals in the city to collect data on Manchester’s opportunities.  All in all, a great day with some great students showing that geography is all around us.