Sixth Form Geography Trip to London

As part of their A Level Geography course fifteen Year 13 students had the opportunity to visit London. The students study a range of human geography topics and the visit enabled them to see, first-hand, many locations that helped them to exemplify the concepts studied. A busy schedule saw us deposit bags at our accommodation in the shadow of St Pauls before heading into Central London. After a quick visit to Covent Garden the students went to visit the offices of “The ONE Organisation”, a major non-governmental organisation that works to end extreme poverty in Africa. After hearing from the UK Director of the organisation, students then got to put into practise campaigning, by working with the Head of their organisations Youth Ambassador scheme to contact their local MP regrading issues that matter to them. Following this opportunity we headed to Primrose Hill to explore an area of great affluence in London, before comparing this to the vibrancy of Camden Town. Following an evening meal the class had a whistle stop tour of London’s key sights which included witnessing the premiere of the new “Fantastic Beasts” film, with two of our students being interviewed by the media!

On the following day a walk through the Victorian Leadenhall Market took the students to the “Sky Garden” where the upper levels of a skyscraper serve as a botanical garden providing unparalleled views of the layout of the city. A journey through Tower Hamlets to Canary Wharf offered the students the opportunity to again compare the diversity of culture, wealth and services that London offers and will provide important examples for their summer examinations. Eventually we returned to Driffield a tired, but hopefully well educated group!