Geography: Year 7 Study Rivers and Flooding
As Year 7 have been studying the topic of ‘Rivers and Flooding’ this term, it seemed only appropriate that they visited a place that had experienced flooding recently.
So it was that that 58 children and 6 staff clambered aboard a fleet of minibuses recently and set off for Robertsbridge, the site of some dramatic flooding in the Year 2000 and concerted construction efforts subsequently to lessen the likelihood and impact of future flood events.
What made this trip different for me and more memorable for the children was their use of the school iPads to take photographs and video of parts of the flood alleviation scheme.
We brought the iPads as part of our new approach to teaching Geography, which has this term seen the children collecting their observations, work and research either into digital publications made on ‘Book Creator’ or animated presentations and video documentaries in ‘iMovie.’
All in all, this approach to the Year 7 Rivers and Flooding projects has made the exercise a hugely engaging experience for the students and I have really enjoyed seeing them engrossed with the lesson content.
Best of all, the outcomes from the students were of an incredibly high standard. They did brilliantly, and long may that continue!