This week saw our Lower Sixth Geographers head east to the ward of Spitalfields and Banglatown, to find out more about changing places and the impact this can have on demographics and functions. Pupils began the day with a lecture, which gave them a taster of university learning and life at Queen Mary’s. The group then soon headed out to see for themselves the ‘hipsterfication’ of Brick lane and count how many beard trimming barbers and single syllable restaurants they could spot dotted amongst the authentic Bangladeshi curry houses.
The day ended with a trip to one of London’s oldest markets, Spitalfields, where pupils continued their ethnographic research and left with plenty of inspiration for their upcoming independent investigation. The only thing that remains is to start planning and writing their 5,000 word report!