Geography students discover Dorset''s coast
On the 10th of September Year 10 geography students travelled down to Swanage, Dorset to explore the Jurassic Coast's rich geographical history.
The trip was a chance for students to learn more about erosion taking place on the south coast and to look at management plans that could be used to prevent this from happening.
Students visited geographical tourist spots such as Lulworth Cove, Christchurch, Durdle Door, Mudeford Key and other places in the regions of Dorset and Hampshire.
Students applied the work done in the classroom and saw first-hand the effect the sea can have on rocks, through attrition, abrasion and Long Shore Drift. There was also the chance to ask the public their thoughts on the geographical subjects and the local area.
We spent a great amount of time walking around exploring the area and looking for these examples of erosion, but even more fun was had back at the Youth Hostel, around the town of Swanage, and generally spending the time with friends. The knowledge that was learnt on the trip to Dorset will now help students taking geography apply the theory and complete their GCSE coursework.
Overall it was a very enjoyable trip that was educational but fun and will be remembered by everyone who spent the weekend in Swanage.
Written by Jack Holdsworth