Five Go To Wales11.11.2011
Over the half term holidays, four brave and intrepid explorers went with Mr Bradshaw (who's neither brave, nor intrepid) to a remote and distant country where time stands still and it almost always rains - Wales.
As part of their A2 Biology field course, Danny Beech, Steph Watson, Rebecca Lawson and Xue Wong battled the elements, trekked up streams, stormed sandy beaches and waded in moorland bogs. There were encounters with edible crabs, dangerous looking sheep, sprightly mice and lots of green things called plants. The team looked at various different ways of sampling populations and completed a range of dreaded statistics tests that accompanied those techniques.
The hours worked were very long, starting from 9 in the morning, up to 8.30 at night, but the group always had a smile-usually at someone's expense. If it wasn't Xue falling over nothing, or Rebecca showing us the wrong way to walk through a bog, then it would be Danny with his boundless optimism or even Steph with a witty remark about going back down through the rock pools 'again'.
The quote of the week was 'Mum, can I phone you back, I'm up to my knees in a bog!' All in all, they had a good time and I would like to take the time to thank them for all their hard efforts.
- Mr R. Bradshaw (Acting Learning Director for Science)