AS Geography Field Study

21 Year 13 Geography pupils recently went to the UMBRA Nature Reserve, Magilligan, Co. Londonderry to complete their AS fieldwork. After an uneventful bus journey, the pupils donned their warm clothing and boots and proceeded to the sand dunes. Thankfully the waterproof clothing proved superfluous, and we were treated to a glorious days with spectacular views of Donegal to the north-west and the wide expanse of Benone Strand stretching away to Downhill to the east. The pupils took samples of the soil and analysed the vegetation cover on the dunes as we moved inland. Having worked steadily and processed their results to use in the AS module in June, it was time to make the return journey. A visit to McDonalds in Coleraine gave the pupils some time to rest their weary legs after a busy morning.