The places that make up my place are Peterborough, Spalding, Stamford and Market Deeping. These places surround the Deepings, and are also in my sphere of influence. Most of these places are used everyday, during both my school week and my holiday week. The only destination that is not used in the holiday week is school. This is because; unless you have a Saturday school or classes you will not use school until the holiday week is up.
Changes between my term time and holidays
During my holiday week, I went to a range of places however, in my school week I didn’t go to many places, this is because in my term time (school week) I don’t have time after school. My family tell me where we are going and when we are going to different places after school. I join in and go for the ride to various destinations and scenery. As well as this, the shape and size of my sphere of influence changes everyday between terms, because this is happened it is easier to compare my weeks. I rated each destination I went to in my term and holiday week, this is because I would like you to know what I feel about each place. I don’t have a good rating in some because I am usually tired and get bored easily. For example, after school I do my homework and any revision I need to do, so then I am tired of work and can get bored. This also has impact on my sphere of influence.
How I use my local area
I use my local area to go and get items of shopping from various shops such as Sams up the road, Dims near the Primary school, Tesco or Rainbow. I usually go to Sams and Dims on my own, because I can be sure that I will be safe however, I don’t like going to places that are quite a while away such as Tesco or Rainbow. My friends however, use the local area as a playground to hang around with their mates or for going to the park. I use my local area in this way because; I don’t do very much without my parents or my friends.
They stay with me so we can do things together like a real family and friends would do. However I sometimes go out on my own, but not very far. My family like me to keep safe and I respect that. For example old people gor for walks and children my age hang around, and get into mischief, I don’t want to get caught up with these.
How I feel about each of my destinations
The areas around the Deepings are very crowded compared to what our area consists of. In my graph I have shown what I think of each place in numbers out of 1 – 10. Like in my graph of “my rating” or “what I feel about the places”, these show that I like going to see my Gran. I also like going to my friend’s house, Katherine’s. My last favorite place is Choir. With a high score of 10 shows that I respect and love these places lots!
The least favorite areas are my paper round and going to school. I did like school, before I was picked on. First of all I HATE my paper round. It is not very pleasant to be walking around freezing of just being alone; there are always bad days so you can get a cold. I am not that keen on school anymore, but I do like school on some days, it depends if anyone picks on me.
My local area, I also use my local area in a different way. My family and me use Deeping for minor things, e.g. Milk, sweets etc, and there is less choice here, unlike Peterborough. I use Peterborough for big expensive gifts (if I can afford them), or I go out for a meal with my family. I use this area, of variety or choice; the Deepings don’t have enough of it. This is why the Deepings aren’t popular for shopping, or for going ice-skating, because there is more choice and you see more people you know. I never go to Peterborough alone, because I don’t feel safe.
How others use my local area
I use Stamford to go and have a good day for shopping and going to see my mum at work, children on the other hand are more likely to go and play with games, or they might live there as a family and play indoors. There is different conflict between the both of our families.
I use Deeping differently to others. Some teenagers are wandering the streets and getting into mischief and just hanging around. Some older people and younger children feel uncomfortable with their prescience about what the teenagers are up to and what they are going to do.
Conclusion and Evaluation
What I have found out from my data
I have found out that Peterborough has a lot more entertainment and facilities than we do in Deeping. This is because we are trying to keep Deeping peaceful and not as busy as Peterborough. Also people who are quite wealthy and can afford to live in nice places, like Deeping and visit the manic of Peterborough for its entertainment. Also teenagers are finding Deeping a better place to hang about peacefully (sometimes not), as it says in my analysis and interpretation above, the chippy is a popular spot and some people are worried when they walk pass or to get their chips.
How my study went
I thought my study went quite well, not as well as I would like it to be. I think this is because; it was hard for me to understand and to get the information through. It was also hard to find the evidence as well as trying to find the right sort of evidence, especially with my data. In my diary, I should have put less talk about what I did and more evidence such as pictures. I do also feel a bit angry with myself because I didn’t understand and I didn’t ask when I got stuck when I should. I had to ask others for help and got quite frustrated if I didn’t know something and still didn’t understand. I think I could have done better.
How I can improve my coursework
I thought I could improve my coursework by, putting less talk and more evidence like pictures, and to describe how and why I did the things I did. I also think I should have mentioned where I went to eat and what I did eat in my charts. I would try and give the reader the chance to see my sphere of influence, so they could get the picture of how my sphere of influence changed.
How I could extend my study
I thought I could have extended my study by, giving some pictures of the places I visited rather than talk about them. If I could have done it again at a later date such as next year I would be able to understand more and explain more. I would also be more confident with my work and with myself. I have tried to tell the reader everything about my place without waffling to gain a higher result. I have taken points to help me from my year, for example Amy and Ellen. To extend my coursework more, I should not copy or use other peoples help unless they are a teacher, but to get into gear and to speak up when I am stuck and to make more notes, so I understand more. I know if I was confident with my work and with myself I would be lots better.