A mix of geographical skills, marine studies and survival activities left the Year 7's enthused about Senior School after our field trip last Wednesday and Thursday. They used their senses on the beach and map skills around the pool for the Geography activity. In another activity they learnt how to survive on a desert island and about different sea life, finishing off with sand castle sculptures and time in the pool for water polo. A great way to end the summer season.
The students compared and contrasted both Euclid and The Consulate Campus recently to see which site they preferred. They looked at how noisy and friendly both sites were amongst other factors. Overall it appears that Euclid was the preferred site, although this is of course subjective!
Mr Stevie Abbott
The students were able to work outside last week in the beautiful park next to senior school. They were testing all their senses to get a good feel for their surroundings. Then they created their own Haiku poems in pairs to express how they felt about the park. An exciting way to start the academic year in Geography!
After some very surprising discoveries in Geography about plastic waste in the sea, the students were able to capitalise and visit the Out at Sea workshop organization at the Bibliotecha. It was extremely well organised by the environmental group and helped to encourage and develop further links with the school and community. We look forward to any further work with them.
On the 23rd of April, Lower School had an amazing day to celebrate Earth day. Students were asked to wear green to spread the environmental spirit. Alongside of that, they had to donate 20 LE that will be used for future plans by the Eco-Warriors (also known as Environmental Club). They have decided that the money raised will go towards funding proper recycle bins sets.
The weather was perfect for our beach profile and sediment investigation. Plus the students asked the local people what they thought about the sea defences along the Corniche. We even managed to do some more land use mapping and check the long shore drift direction and speed too. The students are now busy writing up their enquiry, analysing the data and making conclusions in preparation for examinations in May.
The Year 8’s were surprised to find out many fascinating facts about Rashid and the Rosetta Stone on their wet and windy trip. The weather didn’t stop us investigating the significance of Rashid, especially prior to the 20th century and the new harbor in Alexandria built around then. The Ottoman influence is enormous and is evident in not only the architecture but in the people living there too. We even got to visit the mouth of the Nile where it meets the Mediterranean sea!
The year 11’s are well into their fieldwork component of the Geography specification. This time investigating land use changes around Kafr Abdou and the quality of the environment. The students were quick to point out about the increase in restaurants over the last couple of years around here. This trip is another chance for the students to improve their fieldwork skills in preparation for the looming external examinations.
The students have been looking at the major turning points in World War II. The battle of 1942 provided the Allies with their first significant victory, after which they never lost a major battle. We visited all three cemeteries to see the difference in layout and style, reflecting perhaps the different attitudes to war and death. The newly refurbished museum also allowed the students to find out the role Egypt and Egyptians played in the battle.
The year 7’s investigated shopping patterns and mapped the land uses at City Centre last week. This is their first taste of enquiry based learning in Humanities. This will ultimately prepare them to be able to write up coursework style projects, from writing an introduction and hypothesis to a conclusion and evaluation. It’s clear from the pictures which part they enjoyed most!