Today the Year 12 geographers headed down to Cornwall for the annual field trip. Progress to St Austell, our first port of call, was good and the sun was out. With 20 miles to go however the clouds drew in and the rain began. Sorry, precipitation. This would mean Year 12 interviewing St Austell’s public in bad conditions. On the up side, Marsha and Vicky’s experiment in inducing pain on the party bus would end. Luckily White River’s own centre manager took pity on us and after a quick tour of the shopping centre, lavished us with hot drinks and biscuits.
A massive thank you to Richard for his time and for talking the group through how a town centre tries to regenerate in the real world. After the second road closure and about 73mm of rain, sorry precipitation, we finally pulled up to Treyarnon Bay YHA. A decent meal of bangers and mash was followed by some light presentation duties regarding why Cornwall has suffered from deprivation.
We hope for sun tomorrow and look forward to Padstow and Watergate Bay. Oh, and very happy birthday Rui!!!