At the beginning of June, Year 10 Geography students from Leeds West Academy visited the beautiful honeypot site of Grassington, to collect data on the impacts of tourism in the area. The data is to be used to write their controlled assessment, worth 25% of their GCSE.
The students showed great confidence and independence in collecting data and interviewing tourists and business owners, which resulted in high quality research. Methods used included pedestrian surveys, traffic counts, questionnaires and environmental quality surveys.
The local cafes and sheep also proved to be highlights for the students who really embraced being in the countryside. The behaviour of the students was excellent, so much so that one local business gave the students free chips as they were so well behaved.
Ms Smith, who coordinated the field trip, said: “Year 10 were a credit to the school throughout the trip and we wish them well in their controlled assessment write up.”