As part of their GCSE Geography studies on rivers, Year 10 travelled to the River Chess to extend and consolidate their understanding formed over the past half term. The day was spent measuring the features and dimensions of the river at different points, including its cross-sectional area and the average speed of the water.

At each of the six sites the boys visited they had the opportunity to get into the river and wade around whilst taking their measurements. The depth increased down the river, so whilst it began as an ankle deep stream, it soon increased to a depth that even overwhelmed our wellington boots! Overall it was a very enjoyable and productive day that successfully helped many boys understand the different features of rivers. Despite an unexpected spell of rain during the first visit, all boys kept their spirits high and had a fantastic time. We would like to thank the whole of the Geography department for organising and running such an amazing trip.