The Lower Sixth Geographers spent a thoroughly enjoyable and productive day at Sand Bay in North Somerset as part of their A Level studies of coastal landscapes. We were extremely lucky with the weather and suffered more from wind burn than wind chill, and all those involved conducted themselves impeccably throughout the day. After exploring the salt marshes and clambering through a blow hole, the students were set the task of measuring multiple beach characteristics including beach profiles, wave swash (without getting feet too wet!), sediment size and wind speed. These skills will be put to excellent use in the Summer Term when the Lower Sixth head down to Nettlecombe in North Somerset for a four-day residential trip to begin their independent investigations.
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