Published on: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Our biology field expedition to the Isles of Scilly returned on Friday after four days of academic study whilst enjoying the biodiversity and ecology of the islands.

Our Lower Sixth Form biologists and staff spent their time carrying out sampling surveys of sand dunes, rocky shores, and grassland biodiversity. It was a successful week with three major pieces of practical coursework completed and the chance for our A level biologists to experience the context for many examination questions.

Tide times this year meant some very early starts, including 6.30am one morning, and the group worked hard to collect their data and write up their results each day. Highlights included a boat trip to see seals, and swimming in the Atlantic Ocean. Apart from our Third Form Chindit Camp, this is possibly King's longest running trip: Mrs Mason, our archivist, has checked for us and the trip started in 1990, so it has been 32 years with very few interruptions. 

Our Head of Science and Biology, Dr. Stone, said 'We were extremely impressed with how hard the group of 24 students worked, and how dedicated they were during the long periods of time carrying out field work'.

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