In an inspiring Geography outing, the Grade 10 students of this subject were fortunate enough to explore the wonders of our Cape Peninsula.
We visited some of Cape Town's geographically important spots such as Signal Hill, Mouille Point, Queens Beach (Sea Point), Camps Bay and ended the day off at Hout Bay Harbour.
In our Geography syllabus this year, we learnt about the different types of rock formations and this outing was the perfect opportunity to deepen that knowledge and visit the sites that consisted of the geomorphic features we had previously learnt about, such as sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks. We were put into groups of three and each group received a booklet filled with questions that had to be answered throughout the day. Our answers were purely based on what we were seeing at that moment: this was a great and extremely different learning experience from sitting in class. This geography outing provided us with the perfect amount learning, freedom and adventure to explore the geographical sites.
Julia Dimopoloulos, a Grade 10 learner, commented: “I really enjoyed the outing as we don't often get to learn in environments like this. We got to see the rocks physically and the geographical features in relation to what we have learnt throughout the year. Overall I feel as if I have a deeper understanding of something I had only previously seen on paper.”(Grade 10 learner) experience of this outing.
Overall, the Grade 10 Geography girls thoroughly enjoyed this outing and the learning experience that came along with it.