The Isle of Arran has a fantastic range of safe & easily accessible Geography study locations. Coasts, rivers & glacial valleys display classic examples of features & processes. There is a wide range of ecosystems to study soils, vegetation, ecological succession & carbon cycling. As a tourist Island there are also plenty of opportunities to include human geography looking at rural settlements, tourist destinations & how places & population have changed over time.
The Island appears in many text books as a case study example – so don’t just take our word for it – the experts agree that you could not design anywhere more suited to Geographical fieldwork. Most of our study locations can be reached by a short walk from the front door of the Centre. This makes best use of your time & gives the students as much hands on experience as possible.
Our courses can be tailored for all key stages & exam boards. Length of stay is up to you - normally 2 to 5 days will be required. Study sessions can be full day excursions or half day sessions. A visit to Lochranza will make the Geography textbook come alive for your students. It will give them the skills & confidence to answer exam questions related to fieldwork. It is also possible to gather data which can be written up back at school as a full investigation. See our section on ‘Course Examples’ for more details.
So why not give your students a Geography experience to remember on the fantastic Isle of Arran? It’s a different world just not a world away!