Biology Field Trip to Nettlecombe

http://www.field-studies-council.org/centres/nettlecombecourt.aspx

Nettlecombe Court lies in a secluded valley at the eastern edge of Exmoor National Park. The house is a striking example of a Tudor and Georgian country mansion set within its own grounds. The Centre has excellent access to the Somerset coast as well as Exmoor National Park and The Quantocks Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

It is the first field centre to be awarded the Geographical Association’s ‘Centre of Excellence’ award.

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What a dirty week end!!!

Off we went with a 6.30 start on Friday the 18th for an A level biology field trip to Nettlecoombe Court in Somerset. Four hours later we found ourselves in the heart of the most beautiful views of the countryside. We were working in the field by 1PM and were in the class room uploading data and learning statistical techniques till 8PM. We were working with students from Bentley Wood and a camaraderie soon sprang up between the students from the two schools. We trekked across Exmoor and saw some stunning views. The rocky shore study was really fun despite having to negotiate the very slippery seaweed covered rocks. The tutor was excellent and we managed to complete two pieces of coursework while we were there. Did it rain? Yes it did. Did we get dirty? Yes every day. Did it matter? Not at all. We had a great time.

Thank You Mrs Ul-Haq and Mr Clarke for taking us away for a ‘dirty week end’

Khalid, Karishma, Mirzana, Nitin, Shamila and Niranjani,

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