The first mention we have of this now regular trip or IB was in 2005 where IB biology and environmental pupils went to the Welsh coastline to study the ecosystems in the area.
Subsequently, the trips have occurred regularly in the Winter term and form part of an IB student’s coursework.
Common experiments that students undertake during the trip include measuring sand dunes, laying down quadrats, recording species found and explore local woodlands.
It is common to find students measuring limpets and plotting their finds on graphs or identifying various forms of lichen and algae.
Whilst on the trip, pupils are given time to write up and record their findings in a laboratory, with much encouragement to analyse the data they have found.