Between 12th and 26th June all AS Biology students took part in a two day field course at Daw’s Hall near Sudbury in preparation for upcoming A2 content and coursework. The weather was fantastic, which made for a couple of very enjoyable days out in the sun for most groups.
Teachers had a great time observing students catch grasshoppers and small mammals, as well as invertebrates in the river and brook. Students acquired important field work skills, learnt how to identify wild flowers and gained knowledge of statistical analysis of the data collected during field measurements.
Amongst isolated cases of sunburn, mosquito bites, nettle stings, arachno (and’ motho’) phobia, hay fever and falling into the river, we are certain that most students learnt to appreciate the ‘great outdoors’ and obtained invaluable Biology skills in the process!