Wednesday 15th July 2009 by C. Freeman
Year 7 students really got to grips with the environment around Brooke Weston on a day-long project. Students from the BRK and W tutor groups were allocated different tasks which stretched across the whole curriculum. Some were photographers and artists, while others recorded podcasts or collected statistical data.
The day started off with a talk in the lecture theatre before the welly-clad students set off. Accompanied by teachers from the science, art, English and maths departments they investigated the landscape, collecting information in a variety of formats. Toads were drawn, teachers interviewed, wildlife spotted and the pond was dipped. Teachers Miss Boyce, Mr Bidwell, Mr Proctor, Mr Daniels and Miss Taboada-Naya were on hand to make sure that the students got the most out of the day.
After hours of intense activity the students showed their finished work to their tutors and re-convened for a brief meeting in the lecture theatre. The EST and N tutor groups will get their chance to investigate the great outdoors tomorrow.
Teacher Miss Boyce said: 'The students really enjoyed going outside to study. They looked at flora and fauna, animal habitats and the general surroundings, as well as erosion and the effect of the building work that is going on. We saw a red kite, a heron, the hares, water scorpions and newts. It was fantastic. It was a big project but something that hopefully we will do annually as it went really well and there were so many areas of interest that the students could concentrate on.'