8 Feb 2018
Dear Parents / Guardians,
As part of the Year 9 Geography course we will be taking all of the students out of school for a day to carry out some fieldwork related to the topic they have been studying in class, Pollution in Hong Kong. To study aspects of this important issue at the local scale the students will investigate whether there are any spatial patterns in the quality of the environment of different areas of Hong Kong.
Students will be split into groups to visit different locations around Kowloon. This will involve travelling on the MTR and students should bring an Octopus card or sufficient change for their journey. Although two members of staff will accompany each group, students will be working independently at times (they will be advised to stay in groups of four). They will meet staff at regular intervals at agreed map locations. It is important that students follow all the safety and behavioral instructions given to them by staff. The students will be using map work skills, drawing annotated sketches, taking photographs, completing surveys and collecting a range of data at each location.
The dates that the groups will be out are;
● Tuesday 27th February: 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4
● Friday 2nd March: 9.5, 9.6, 9.7, 9.8
The students must wear normal school uniform on the day. They should check the weather forecast to see whether sun cream or waterproofs are required. A packed lunch and drinks could be carried in a suitable bag, although it will be possible to buy food and drink during the day.
All students will need a clipboard or sheet of stiff card to work on, as well as pen, pencil and a ruler. A camera would be useful, although students could share one in their group. Students will make their own way home from their working location at around 14.30pm. If they want to get a school bus then they will have time to get back to Sha Tin MTR to get the 69K minibus back to College. Students will be registered at the end of the trip before being allowed to make their own way home.
Please complete and sign the permission slip below and return to the Middle School office by Wednesday 14th February.
If you have any questions concerning this trip then please contact any member of the department.
Ms. C Heap Ms. K Griffiths Mrs C Berry
Permission slip: Year 9 Geography Fieldwork 2018
Student Name: ________________________________ TG:_______
Please tick each row
____I give permission for my child to attend the Geography Field Trip
____I confirm that my child will make their own way home after the trip
____I confirm that all medical information & contact details about my child
are up to date on Gateway
Signed by ……………………………… (Parent / guardian) Date……………