Field Trip Reports|
A condition of an award under the Schools Award Scheme run jointly by
the Frederick Soddy Trust and the Geographical Association,
www.geography.org.uk is the
submission of a report by the end of the calendar year in which the
award was given, and an acknowledgement of the support given by the
Trust. A hard copy of the report should be sent to:
Professor Peter Wood, University College
London, Pearson Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT.
The Trustees expect the report to reflect the status of the award
winner. For example, a report from a secondary school or college
should be more comprehensive than that from a junior school. All
schools should cover headings suggested below, and in all cases the
Trustees expect sight of the students' work, either in the form of a
direct contribution to the report or as an annex to the report.
A field trip report serves the following purposes:
- sets out the objectives of the trip, what is expected from it, and
whether the objectives were achieved.
- it is a record of experiences, benefits gained and difficulties
- it is a permanent record for the school and those who took part in it.
Guidance on writing field trip reports
All reports should include:
- Cover page and title.
This should be informative giving the purpose, location and date(s) of
the study, and the name of the school.
Brief details about the school, and the ages of the pupils taking
part, information about leaders and their experience.
- A map of
the general area and where the study took place is considered
- Detailed maps and sketches of the field work section
usually form and important part of the report.
- Experience and benefits gained both from the pupils' and the leaders'
- Acknowledgements. Thank all those who helped before, during and
after the trip
- Annexes. Include examples of the pupils' work
More detailed reports on the fieldwork will also include:
- Planning stage: organisation of trip and problems encountered.
- Fieldwork covering method of study and techniques used.
- Field observations
- Summary of results
- Discussion and conclusions
Example pages from past