Year 13 Geographers brave the rain in the Lakes

by Isabel Hines, Year 13

On Monday 27th September, the Year 13 Geographers joined by Mr Murray and Mrs Law headed off to the Lake District to discover how Keswick is a changing place which links with our human topic of the same name. It was an early start as we left school at 7am in order to go to Go Ape for our booking at 11am. Go Ape was a lot of fun as it included zip wires along with tree-top obstacles! After eating lunch, we then headed to Keswick. Keswick was the main reason for our trip, and here we were left to discover what the features of Keswick are; we discovered how Keswick has a real mix of Independent and Chain shops. After this, we arrived at our hostel where we were allowed to chill for a little bit before heading back into Keswick for a bite to eat. We then headed back to the hostel at around 9:30pm and we were joined virtually by Rosie Rice (see back page) who is in La Palma discovering the current volcanic eruption, which we all thoroughly enjoyed learning about!

After a good night’s sleep, we started Tuesday off with a hearty breakfast provided by the hostel. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t brilliant however it didn’t stop us from having an action packed day! After breakfast, we set off to Ullswater to catch the Ullswater Steamer which dropped us off in Howtown to start our 6.5-mile walk. The walk was a lot of fun (albeit tiring!) and it allowed us to get a great view of the local area which made for great pictures! Tired and wet from the walk, we all headed back to St Thomas More after a fun and productive time in the Lakes.