Year 9 Dartmoor Trip 2019

Sunshine, wind and a dash of rain greeted the Year 9 students as our annual Geography trip to Dartmoor took place over the last week. Throughout the day the students learnt about the values of Dartmoor and the threats to this unique granite landscape. They also investigated the impact of visitor pressure through footpath erosion studies. As always, the students came away exhausted but with a real sense of what makes Dartmoor such a special place.

Our annual Year 9 photography competition is also underway so any students with geographically interesting/unusual photos from the day can email them to While the winning entry will receive a prize, many more will be published in the next edition of Rough Notes so please send them in!

A big thank you to the staff who have supported this trip and to Sewards coaches for their amazing parking skills. For the first time ever the trip was divided over two days and as this is being written, the second half will be exploring on Friday at the end of this week. Fingers crossed for more good weather!