The Great Outdoors

Year 7 students at Albany Academy took part in a Geography Field trip to Brockholes Nature Reserve. The 69 students, who have been studying various geography skills in class, were able to put these skills into practice while studying habitats, sustainability and survival strategies.

After discussing the geography of the area, along with recent and historical land uses, students found out about wildlife in the area by pond dipping and meadow sweeping.  Students worked on their survival skills and took part in a den building challenge and also learned some survival strategies and made a fire.


Overall everyone had an excellent day and were able to transfer what they learnt in the classroom to the natural environment. Geography teacher, Mrs Brady said, “Despite the wet weather a great day was had by all.  It is great to get outside and enjoy our natural environment’’.

Year 7 student, Hollie Fisher, who attended the field trip said, “It was a great experience.  I loved being outside seeing all the nature and wildlife.”