The magnificent 7 Year 12 students studying geography were privileged to visit the World Heritage site of the Jurassic Coast on Tuesday 17th. The day consisted of 4 stops, Abbotsbury, Chesil Beach Visitors Centre, Durdle Dor and Lulworth Cove at which the student undertook studies that enhanced their Geographical skills and re-enforced their knowledge of sediment cells and coastal landforms. Mercifully, the rain held off until Lulworth and despite a strong swell making the measurement of Longshore Drift a non-starter, the majority of the days aims were fulfilled.
Students found some unexpected results; in pebble size on Chesil Beach, smaller than predicted difference in stone angularity at Durdle Dor and huge differences in the erosive properties of various rock types at Lulworth – all whilst enjoying some of the most magnificent scenery in the country. The instruction from the Leeson House tutor, Duncan, was excellent and students were left with a good understanding not only of coastal processes but of some techniques they could employ in their NEE next summer.
So what did the students think?:
“Wet and interesting.” – Ketsia
“Interesting and very helpful.” – Yorke
“Very interesting and learned quite a lot.” – Indiana
“Learnt lots and helped loads being able to see it in real life, very hands on and interesting.” – Roxanne
“Duncan taught us so much in a fun and interactive way.” – Clay
“Excellent trip – learned loads.” Troy
Thanks are due to Mr and Mrs Barry for driving the van and to Mrs Browning for the long hike from Yeovil to get Yorke on site.