YEAR 11 King’s Ely International students braved the rain to explore the impact of tourists on the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for their Geography Fieldtrip.

As part of their one-year GCSE programme, it is vital to give our international learners as much experience of British fieldwork techniques as possible and this was the third one-day outing for the group.

With their personal aim set at improving their accuracy and methodology in the field, they worked under leaden skies to measure the extent of footpath erosion across the meadows along the tranquil River Stour.

Later, arriving in the picturesque medieval village of Dedham, they also gained practical experience of traffic and footfall tally counts as well as the application of a bi-polar environmental quality survey.

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