Form Three Geography/Biology Field Trips

On Monday 16th and Wednesday 18th June Grosvenor’s Form Three pupils enjoyed a day in the sunshine when they made the journey down the Ards Peninsula to Portaferry, where they received the opportunity to visit ‘Exploris’ – the Northern Ireland Aquarium.

Conducted jointly by the School’s Geography and Biology departments, the day started with some instructions from Exploris staff, who briefed the pupils on what they should spot down on the shoreline of Strangford Lough.  The pupils then had the chance to collect some of the aquatic life found on the shore as well as hearing information at first hand from the Exploris staff members.

Before returning to the centre, the staff also explained the importance of the Tidal Turbine, which generates electricity for many homes in the local area.

Following an enjoyable lunch under the clear blue skies the pupils had the chance to visit the 'Touch Tank' and pick out and feel some of the fish and other aquatic life found in Strangford, as well as viewing the other exhibitions on show at that time.

All-in-all the day proved most worthwhile and popular amongst the pupils.  Many thanks to the staff at Exploris who made the trips so enjoyable, as well as the many members of Grosvenor’s Geography and Biology departments whose attendance made the pupils’ participation possible.

The School looks forward to returning to ‘Exploris’ again next year.

Some members of Grosvenor's Form Three enjoy themselves at the Northern Ireland Aquarium earlier in the month