Geographers explore coastal landscapes

Geographers explore coastal landscapes

The Lower Sixth Geographers spent a thoroughly enjoyable and productive day at Sand Bay in North Somerset on Monday as part of their ​A Level studies of Coastal Landscapes. Our arrival coincided with high-tide but we managed to squeeze onto the ever-widening beach to discuss psammosere succession and beach management before exploring Sand Point, paying particular attention to landforms of erosion and deposition. The morning concluded with a scramble down to the blow hole and salt marshes before breaking for lunch. After a quick break involving a ‘left-hand-only’ throwing competition, students were set the task of measuring multiple beach characteristics including beach profiles and sediment size. These skills will be put to excellent use in the Summer Term when the Lower Sixth head down to Nettlecombe, North Somerset for their 4-day residential trip to begin their Independent Investigations.

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