By L. Behar
On the 20th of February, Form 4 geographers, explored the public parks of São Paulo, to complete the geography IGCSE leisure coursework.
We left the school promptly at 7:00 am and returned at 2:45 in the afternoon. We were sorted into two main groups, each group visited three parks being: Parque Villa Lobos, Parque Ibirapuera, group one visited Parque do Povo and group two visited Parque Agua Branca. Throughout the day, we conducted our research, it consisted of questionnaires, land use maps, environment quality assessments, in each of the parks we were given around one hour and half to complete the task.
As soon as we finished conducting the research in each park we were free to use the parks’ leisure spaces and facilities. The assignment demanded the groups to explore the parks as much as possible, by the end of the trip everyone was tired and drained after a long day.
The trip was a great experience, we got to do practical work which enabled us to learn; carrying out this research, we all got to see how leisure spaces are limited and scarce in an metropolitan city such as São Paulo.