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Geography Trips

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The physical and human geography of the region; its coastline, geology and industrial heritage make Cornwall a great destination and base for geography field trips.

Geography trips to St Ives not only benefit from the town itself, with all its facilities and activites, but also from its location in a truly diverse part of Cornwall.

St Ives is the jewel in Cornwall’s crown; with stunning beaches, a vibrant town and a phenomenal history which charts its rise from tiny, fishing village to the centre of international modern art to one of Britain’s most popular tourist destinations.

Exploring St Ives

Without leaving St Ives and its direct surrounds students are able to:

  • Understand and explore the effects of urbanisation and tourism on what once was a small fishing village
  • Discover the local geography and geology – using OS Maps to explore the surrounds of St Ives
  • Collect geographical data to be analysed
  • 4 hour Monitoring Workshop with West Country Rivers Trust covering monitoring tools and techniques and pollution risk mapping in the classrom; then hydrometric, water quality and biological monitoring along with a mini-catchment walkover out in the field
  • Meet with local environmental activists to understand the impact of single-use plastic and the measures being taken by local communities to limit its effect on the environment
  • Take part in, or initiate a beach clean with Beach Guardian who conduct educational workshops with schools

Beach Guardian workshop, January 2020

Video by Simon Jay Photography
Reproduced here courtesy of Language Tree

Trips out of St Ives

Half day and day trips can take in:

Downtime in St Ives

St Ives is a great town for educational trip downtime, not only are there plenty of shops, eateries and beaches there are superb activities for all – students and staff alike…

Staying at Cohort Hostel

  • Learning Outside the Classroom Site Provider Award
  • 7 day-a-week help with your itinerary planning and booking
  • Accommodation-only or full-board and everything in between – you choose
  • Comfortable, secure with fab facilities and free (superfast) WiFi
  • Grade II listed building, parts of which date back to the 18th Century
  • Dorm rooms for students and private rooms for staff
  • Cinema screen for presentations
  • Capacity for up to 50 students and no group is too small.

For more information visit Cohort Hostel Educational Trips.

Get in touch

We would be delighted to have a chat with you on the phone or answer questions over email. Call Lee on 01736 791664 / 07855 490831, email or just fill in the form below:

Geography Trip Enquiry Form

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Single & Twin Private rooms from £25/night
Triple rooms from £50/night
Family rooms from £68/night

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