Both the Year 11 and Year 12 Geography classes recently went out to collect data for their research internals. Year 12 visited a range of suburbs and shopping areas to establish where would be the best place to locate a surfwear shop. The students had to map the shopping area, establish the availability of carparks and the accessibility of transport links. The data they collected will be used to recommend to the prospective retailers the best place for the shop to be placed – Newmarket or Takapuna?
Year 11 went to Queen Street. Students were trying to identify where the centre of the city is based on retail, commercial and residential locations. And of course there was the annual field trip challenge – ice cream eating!