Pupils in Year 8 were wonderfully behaved whilst investigating the local geography and history at Castleton. Thankfully, the weather held and the pupils were able to collect data during the morning. 


The main focus was for Year 8 to do some hands-on learning by conducting their own research on the benefits and problems of tourism in the area. This included a footpath survey, traffic and pedestrian counts, conducting a questionnaire and a shop survey. 


The information collected by the pupils will form the basis of their Geography Project, required for Common Entrance and Scholarship examinations. Their research will be written up during the Michaelmas Term in Geography and ICT lessons, where skills such as Excel will be refined.


During the afternoon, they visited Peveril Castle, one of England’s earliest Norman fortresses, built in 1176. They studied the impressive stone keep as part of their History studies on the Middle Ages. The pupils enjoyed the impressive view and picked out Mam Tor where they had walked earlier in the day. They also enjoyed being able to identify the key points of interest and learn a little more about Peveril family timeline.


Thank you to Ms Whawell and Dr Moazzam for organising and accompanying the pupils on such a great trip.