Our GCSE Geographers venture to Salford Quays
Our GCSE Geographers recently got the chance to conduct a Human Fieldwork Enquiry in Salford Quays! They sought to understand whether the regeneration of Salford Quays has been successful.
Pupils completed their research across 4 major spots including The Lowry Theatre, Detroit Bridge, Media City and The Imperial War Museum. Spending time exploring each site, our pupils’ data collection involved photographing each landscape before taking notes regarding its characteristics. They further conducted environmental survey’s to establish how clean, attractive, safe and close to transport links the sites were.
The aim of the trip was to answer one key question; Has regeneration improved environmental quality and leisure opportunities?
Our Geographers had a fantastic day and really enjoyed visiting the sites whilst getting to learn more about the history and development of Salford Quays. Many of our pupils were fascinated by the wealth of job opportunities available at Media City and one student commented that they only wished the trip could have been longer. Another especially enjoyed learning more about the canal’s uses and its development through the years. “I enjoyed the atmosphere where we could learn and have fun at the same time.”
It is delightful to see pupils making the most of opportunities on offer within the academy.