Earlier this week, Rowan embarked on an expedition to the highest point near the school, Baydon Hill. We wanted to gain an understanding of why people set out to scale hills and mountains and experience the satisfaction and achievement for ourselves. On the walk, we also used data loggers and wind speed meters to measure the changes in weather conditions as we climbed out of the village.
The trio was all part of our explorations into ‘Extreme Environments’. Although we noticed a decrease in the temperature and an increase in the wind speed as we went higher, we concluded that the stunning (and rather sheltered) spot that we chose for lunch at the top of the hill wasn’t terribly extreme after all. In fact a rather pleasant spot for a picnic.
Next week we will be comparing our highest point with the highest mountain in the world….Mount Everest.