Year 10 excelled in investigating beach profiles and the impacts of tourism in Sheringham
A bright and early start saw 80 Year 10 Geographers head off to Sheringham on the North Norfolk coast on a lovely warm and sunny day which was perfect for fieldwork. We initially studied the undefended cliffs at West Runton, before moving to investigate the beach profiles at Cley-next-the Sea. Equipment such as ranging poles, callipers and clinometers were used to collect data, and the techniques, methodology and results will be examined in Paper 3 of the GCSE examination series. Everyone worked really hard and developed their expertise with the techniques, so we were certainly ready to get to the YHA for a lovely meal and a walk down to the sea front in the evening! It was lovely to be able to get away on residential fieldwork, and everyone enjoyed spending time with their friends, having some hot chocolate and and good chat throughout the evening. The next morning we were walking into Sheringham to investigate the way that tourism has impacted the organisation of retail (and enjoy some delicious ice cream along the way!), before heading for home. A great time was had and some fantastic Geography research undertaken!