Data collection day visit to North Norfolk
Year 10 geographers got up early last Friday 9th July to travel by coach to Norfolk. We had a really enjoyable day visiting Cley-next-the-Sea and Sheringham. We were fortunate to visit on a sunny, dry day. The weather only turned as we travelled back to school! The students measured the beach profile using ranging poles, clinometers and tape measures, and also counted the number of waves/minute to find out whether they were constructive waves (build up beaches) or destructive waves (erode beaches). Visiting a beach first-hand really helped consolidate the learning in the classroom. We also had a surprise visitor – a seal popped up to see what was going on!
In Sheringham, the students were given the tasks of plotting the land use to find out whether the tourist shops and services are located nearer the sea; and also, to complete a pedestrian count to test the theory that the area nearer the sea is the busiest. There was time for a quick ice cream before boarding the coach home. We were sad that a few of the students were unable to come at short notice, as they had to isolate, as this was a successful fieldtrip and an enjoyable day out in the field. We can definitely say that ‘Geography Rocks!’