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Mallorca Easter field trip

Mallorca Easter field trip

The Mallorca field trip was a lot of fun. We stayed in a lovely hotel with a spa and an amazing all-you-can-eat buffet, which we all made full use of! The fieldtrip leaders were all really friendly, and it was an incredible opportunity to be able to learn from them. We had a lot more freedom than on a school trip, and it was great to meet new people.

The Mallorca fieldtrip was a fairly even mix of human and physical geography, and I enjoyed the human parts despite being a hard core physical geographer! There were organised activities for three days, with the last two days left for our personal projects. The activities were really varied. On the first day we hiked, and the staff spoke to us about the history and cultural landscape of the area. Halfway up the mountain we investigated the growth rate of trees and the age structure of the forest; we even learnt how to core trees! The next day we went to Palma in the morning and explored, whilst learning about the culture and history of the city. In the afternoon we went to Magaluf and completed a survey about beach quality. We also interviewed people. On the last scheduled day we went to a natural history museum, botanical gardens, and visited a town.

On the last two days we designed and carried out our own research projects, which formed the basis of submitted coursework. Some of us did projects together and just wrote up the results individually. The staff gave us lots of support on choosing our project, and the projects were really varied, from looking at coastal rock forms, to examining the portrayal of Mallorca's Arabic history, to the representation of gay space in Palma.

Katie Scott

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