On Monday 2nd September, Mr Grier and 18 Advanced Higher Biology pupils set off
to Kindrogan Field Centre and, in a miraculous turn of events, everyone made it
back just in time for school the next day.
Over the course of the three days there was lots of tea drinking, card games and
a little bit of biology.
We carried out three investigations:
1. Evidence of Succession in a Pond-Like Environment
2. Effect of Water Pollution on Invertebrate Biodiversity
3. Effect of Grazing Patterns on Plant Diversity
As we went along, we learnt new sampling techniques and when to use them. We saw
for ourselves what it’s like to try and carry out a biological investigation in the
real world, as well as learning many new ways to manipulate data once collected from
The facilities were very good and the staff did a great job teaching us and looking
after us. A special thanks to our tutor Sarah and of course the wonderful kitchen
staff who so generously kept us well fed and constantly supplied with tea and cake!
Most of all though, thank you to Mr Grier for putting up with us for possibly the
longest three days of his life!