Out and about on Environment Day

The entire Third Year enjoyed a day of exploring the stunning grounds of St George's College and the local area on Tuesday 20 June as they celebrated Environment Day.

Biology teacher, Mr Green, has provided an insight into the day's activities and shed a light on what the children were doing around the grounds.

"The students took part in three separate activities which helped them understand how to sample in the field. The Geography Department ran a session in which students took a cross section of a river, whilst the Biology Department led a session that allowed students to sample the biodiversity of two sites, one managed and one unmanaged, on the Chertsey Meads (an SSSI – Site of Special Scientific Interest). There was another session on sampling in rivers with a focus on aquatic invertebrates. 

We could not have asked for a better day for it with the sun beaming down on us and all of the students appeared to enjoy the opportunity of getting out in to nature. Many of the students were particularly enlightened by the sheer diversity of organisms that exist right on our doorstep, yet we very rarely stop to take note of the amazing biodiversity around us."

28 June 2017

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