As part of the Leaving Certificate Geography programme, students must undertake a field study worth 25% of their total grade.
On the 5th and 6th of November, 6th year students (and teachers) had an early start to their day as they had to make the 2 hour journey to Derrygonnelly, Co. Fermanagh at 6:30 a.m.
This year, the students had to examine “how a weir at the Larganess River impacts the natural processes on a meander”.
As part of the study, the students had to measure the channel width, depth and velocity using various types of equipment and measured bedload size at various stages across the river channel.
The students had to discuss how and why the weir has altered the natural processes of the river and what the consequences were as a result of the weir.
Here at the De La Salle, we were very impressed with the programme conducted by Derrygonnelly Field Investigation centre and an enjoyable but productive day was had by all.
Thank you to this years 6th Year geography teachers, Ms. Delaney, Ms. Hoyne, Ms. Landy and Mr. McArdle for accompanying the students on the field investigation.