Year 11 Geography Field Trip to Auckland CBD

Posted on August 12, 2019

On 31 July, the Year 11 Macleans College CIE Geography students lead by Mr Quesnell and Mrs Jackson went on a trip to the CBD to develop their geographic skills in a real world environment. 

The students first travelled into Auckland to see and learn more and take notes about the development and the characteristics of different Auckland locations, which included Glen Innes, Ponsonby and Mt Wellington.

After observing the nearby suburbs they arrived at Mt Eden and tramped to the top in order to improve their field sketching skills by drawing the view, something practical they could not do in the closed environment of a classroom.

After this they travelled into the city. There they conducted some experiments and tasks which helped them understand more about the questions that would be in the end of year examination. Some of the tasks included counting the number of pedestrians compared to the number of cars and the amount of low order services compared to the number of high order services.