On 14 March, accompanied by Miss Logan and Mr Cosgrave, 21 sixth formers headed by train for a day of urban Geography fieldwork in Manchester. They studied transport, urban change and regeneration and the response of Manchester to decentralisation. Students visited the Rochdale Canal, Castlefields, Salford Quays, New Islington, Sport City, Exchange Square and Spinningfields. Students walked 15km and also travelled frequently by tram.
The group had a brief break from Geography by visiting the Imperial War Museum for the North at the students’ request. Mr Cosgrave was delighted with the students “they were all so enthusiastic and positive, making perceptive comments about the changes”. Students were greatly impressed by Manchester, particularly Spinningfields and some of the funky architecture of Salford Quays and New Islington.