17 Oct

  • By wendydodds

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.

Mr Wilson