Geography Students Learn About Wetlands Management and Visit Roman Farmstead

On Monday, with a lucky break in the weather, Year 7 Humanities students went to the RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve to discover how the wetland is managed for wildlife and visitors as part of the Geography curriculum.

Pupils learned how the flood plain was used by the Romans, later drained for farming, and more recently managed to improve habitat for birds, insects and other wildlife.

Students then travelled to the nearby Roman Villa at Bignor, where the Romans had run a large farmstead close to Stane Street. Here, remnants of beautiful mosaics, hypocaust heating systems, baths and living spaces were discovered in the 1800s. The girls were able to learn about the lifestyle of these people and handle artifacts that had been found on the villa site.