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Geography Department River Wey Visits

On Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th March, all the Year 8 Geography groups went down through Guildford town centre and to the River Wey.  We went here as we are currently studying Rivers in Geography lessons and this was a good chance for us to see some real Geography and learn about the river’s past and present use. 

The first stop was the Town Wharf where we learnt about how cargo was loaded and unloaded here in the past.  This linked in with the work we have been doing in History on the Industrial Revolution.  The next stop was Millmead Lock which is now used mainly for leisure and recreation, including canal boat trips.  We walked on past the town centre then and looked at physical features such as the meander and the flood plain. 

Luckily the rain held off over the two days, but the river was very high after a wet weekend.  The trips provided us all with a chance to see some Geography in action, and to make links between what we have learnt in the classroom and what happens in the real world!