Geography Field Trip to Snipe Dales

As part of their Geography Common Entrance exam Year 8 pupils undertake some practical fieldwork which they then submit as a project for 20% of their final mark.

We visited a soggy Snipe Dales Country Park, situated between Horncastle and Spilsby, last Friday. We located the source of the river which eventually flows into the River Steeping. Pupils took measurements which compared the velocity of the river at different points upstream and downstream. For this they used ranging poles, a clinometer, tape measures and ... dog biscuits!

Further downstream they measured, analysed and compared the sizes of stones in different parts of the river to find out about the effects of erosion.