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Ecology Day 2022

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Ecology Day 2022

Year 7 Ecology Day 2022

A scorching Ecology Day as nearly 300 excited year 7 students descended on the Promenade Park and Mill Road Campus field on Friday 15th July to experience the living world first hand. The classroom atmosphere was fresh air, sunshine and living things of all shapes and sizes. Students were able to get stuck into some real science out in the field!
 

Students were fascinated by the biodiversity of the trees and plant species and the variety of invertebrates, often well hidden in the grass, trees or mud at the bottom of the stream.
 

Students had the opportunity of experiencing real ecological activities such as sweep netting, tree sampling, pond dipping, quadrat sampling and chemical analysis of soil. These are all techniques used in the field by real life ecologists to study distribution of living things and the potential impacts of human activities on the ecosystems upon which we depend.
 

Our students were well behaved and fully immersed in the activities and enjoyed their day tremendously.  A huge thank you must go to all the year 7 tutors and pastoral team, the SEND team, the Year 12 biologists, site and catering teams, the Science Faculty, and anyone who supported the event.