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Geography Trip

In early December, Form 12 went on a Geography trip to Camargue to study rates of erosion and different types of coastal defence. The Geography team visited La Grande Motte, Aigues-Mortes, St. Maries-de-la-Mer and a local McDonalds. The weather was amazing for December and sun was shining for all three days of the trip. Every student from the group enjoyed the opportunity to study outside school, and even extreme winds that were blowing people off the paths didnt stop us from visiting two museums on the Friday morning.

The atmosphere was friendly and lively throughout the whole trip especially in the early mornings when people were waking up overwhelmed with joy as they couldnt wait for the moment to be able to continue studying. The group was gaining knowledge from the early morning till late at night under the supervision of Mrs Warren. On the visit to La Grande Motte, students were given an opportunity to conduct interviews to find out how the town changed from the 1960s. Not a single old person escaped the attention of five Geography students tracking them down to be interrogated.

Cooking courses were conducted in the evenings by the local chef Artus Barris and his assistant Dushan Popov. Enormous quantities of pasta with bacon were prepared by the duo to load people up on fuel for the upcoming day. By the end of the afternoon the group found out about hard and soft engineering and the ways to implement them in the town or along the coastline. They also checked property prices in the local estate agencies to estimate whether it was a wise idea to introduce coast defences or not.

As a way to spend free time students had an opportunity to visit the nearest swimming pool. Every single student learned a lot about the region and assembled vast quantity of notes and sketches. We would all like to thank Mougins School and Mrs. Warren for making this trip possible.As a way to spend free time students had an opportunity to visit the nearest swimming pool. Every single student learned a lot about the region and assembled vast quantity of notes and sketches. We would all like to thank Mougins School and Mrs. Warren for making this trip possible.