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29th February 2016

Environmental Studies students have been enjoying some outside studying over the last few weeks; applying what they have learnt in the classroom to businesses and corporations in the West Country. 

Students at Lye Cross Farm

Students at Lye Cross Farm

A2 Environmental students took a trip to Lye Cross Farm to see how cheese is produced. The students spent the day understanding the whole process, from the field right through to the production of cheese spaghetti! Throughout the trip, the students thought about the environmental impact of cheese production and discussed issues such as badgers and TB in cattle with the farmer; who was awaiting TB test results, so the topic was very pertinent.

Meanwhile, the AS students enjoyed a chilly day visiting Wessex Water treatment works, near Bridgewater. They saw how much time and energy is required to ensure we all have safe water when we turn on our taps. The students also saw the impact of removing and storing water from the environment (and met a very grumpy and aggressive male swan!)