25 Jan 2017

Year 9 Geography Fieldwork

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;
●     Monday 27th February: 9.5, 9.6, 9.8, 9.2
●     Wednesday 1st March: 9.1, 9.7, 9.3, 9.4
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 contact and medical information sheet and return to the Geography teacher.
If you have any questions concerning this trip then please contact any member of the department.
Yours faithfully,
Ms. K Griffiths            Ms. C Heap              Mr. R Overens