Our A Level Geographers descended on London’s Docklands this week to enhance their studies of urban regeneration.

Mr Critchlow and his pupils spent a day in Docklands touring the key buildings in the area, including the flagship Canary Wharf building.

They also visited the Museum of London Docklands to look and experience the Docklands legacy from the 1600s to today. They traced its journey through its heyday, decline and subsequent regeneration in to the new financial heart of the City of London. Through the exhibits they saw the conflict that often exists alongside redevelopment and transformation.

Mr Critchlow, Head of Humanities, said: “at Derby Grammar School we positively promote trips like this to contextualise what we are learning in the classroom. The Docklands trip has really helped to bring the regeneration topic to life for our A Level Geographers.”