Year 12 geographers visit Dorset to collect data for their NEA.
In early April, Year 12 geographers travelled down to Swanage, Dorset to collect data for their individual NEA investigations. We had a wonderful 4 days visiting Swanage beach, Chesil Beach, Lulworth Cove, Weymouth and Studland Bay. Students worked together to collect large samples of data, including measuring pebble size and shape, beach profiles, assessing environmental quality at 8 different beaches to investigate the changing beach characteristics along the Dorset Coast. At Studland Bay, students collected data to assess how closely it followed the theoretical theory of plant succession on sand dunes – measuring soil Ph, species diversity, plant height and sand dune profiles. We self catered at Lulworth Youth Hostel, working in small teams to cook and prepare meals and wash up – excellent life skills for the future!