Year 10 visit Sheringham
Year 10 geographers travelled up to North Norfolk on Thursday 4th May to collect primary data for the GCSE Geography paper 3 exam. We visited West Runton to see the sea defences and have lunch, but didn’t stay long as it was so windy! It was then onto Cley-next-the-Sea to collect beach pebble data, and measure and record the profile of the beach.
The hypotheses we were investigating were: 1: Pebbles are smaller and more rounded near the shore; and 2: Waves create distinctive beach features such as berms and storm ridges. Students were brilliant at collecting the data carefully and had fun as well, despite the strong winds! We stayed overnight at Sheringham Youth Hostel and enjoyed hot chocolate in the members kitchen before bed. Bishop’s have stayed there nearly every year for around 30 years!
On Friday 5th May, we visited Sheringham town. The hypotheses we were investigating were: 3: Shops catering for tourists are found nearer the beach; and 4: The high street will be busier nearer the beach in resort towns. There was time to visit the souvenir shops and enjoy an ice cream before travelling back to Bishop’s.