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William Brookes School field study
Students carry out environmental study at Lawley Village.
Year 10 geography students from William Brookes School in Much Wenlock visited Lawley Village to carry out a study into sustainability as part of their GCSE in geography.
The 14 and 15-year-olds were tasked with interviewing local people to learn more about how sustainable the housing and local services are at the development. They also conducted traffic and environmental surveys.
Wayne Thomas, head of geography at William Brookes School, says: "As part of their GCSE in geography, our Year 10 students are required to carry out a controlled assessment, which is 25% towards their overall GCSE grade in the subject.
"We wanted to look at the sustainability of a recent development and Lawley Village was an ideal choice as it's nearby. Environmentally, it's also a very good development.
"The trip was really beneficial for the students and they all really enjoyed it – we will definitely use Lawley Village again for future year groups' assessments."
Following the field study, each of the students will now be required to write a 2,000 word report to explain their findings.