Year 9 – Geography trip to the Eden Project
By Lucy Hull, Faye Julyan, Ruby Toy, Isabelle Smith, Millie Blondell ~ 9S1 (Pictures by Charlie Singh)
When we arrived at Eden we were about to embark on a journey of discovery through the World’s Biomes.
First, we explored the Rainforest Biome. The heat was intense and made you realise just how cold it is in Britain, especially compared to the Rainforest. We travelled around the dome observing all of the fascinating plant life and vegetation. We had certain plants and exhibits that we had chosen to find and once we had found them, we noted down interesting facts about our chosen plants. The wildflowers were of extraordinary beauty and there was a range of fruit that was growing. Some of our group tasted the smoothies in the Rainforest Biome, the majority thought they were interesting.
Next, we went into the Mediterranean Biome where it was a less hot, but smelt delicious because of the beautiful restaurant in the dome! There were whitewashed walls everywhere, which really represented the countries which are in this climate around the world. Some of the vegetation we saw included citrons, Aloe Vera, cork trees and cacti.
Afterwards we had a look around the Temperate Biome, which was outside and had many areas to explore! There were lots of beautiful colours in this Biome, formed by flowers and plants. Including a vegetable garden, which looked really nice and was full of lots of delicious vegetables!
Our follow up to the trip involves a competition, we are designing a product to teach people about the value of Biomes and pitching it, in a Dragon’s Den style, to judges (including teachers, governors and local business people). They will choose the product that they think would work best, we will have to work well as a team and come up with clever ideas to teach others about the Biomes.