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Fieldwork in Flixton

Posted at 9:14 am on 11th January, 2022

Studying the Geography of Crime in Year 7

Year 7 students explored the local area on foot for a Geography field trip on Monday 29th November accompanied by Mrs Doolan, Mr Baker and Mr Linton.

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In class, students are learning about the Geography of Crime and their classwork is always underpinned by fieldwork in the local community. 

The final stage of the project includes a presentation on data, which students collect in answer to the inquiry question - “Is there a crime problem in our area?”  Students create a presentation display from a combination of graphs, maps and charts in evidence of their findings. 

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During the Flixton field trip Year 7 students worked together to complete an Environmental Quality Survey and the results provide a figure, which is either positive i.e. attracts less crime, or negative i.e. likely to attract more crime.   They also undertook a questionnaire, which challenges them to approach the general public and ask their views on crime in the area.  The questionnaire feedback provides students with a wider view on crime taking place in the area. 

Mrs Doolan, Teacher of Geography, said:

“Taking learning outside of the classroom and encouraging students to collect data in this way is a great experience for our young geographers. Fieldwork is an important skill and we like to introduce our young students to this early to aid them in all areas of the subject.”

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Year 7 Sam added:

“I really enjoyed doing this survey, it was really interesting and we collected a lot of information about crime.”

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