Two weeks ago, 81 Year 10 students visited Lulworth Cove in Dorset on the annual Geography Fieldtrip. Armed with questionnaires, maps of the area and measuring equipment, the students investigated the impact of tourism on the popular coastal destination. The fieldwork included a 2 mile hike over a hill to view the stunning landform Durdle Door. Lunch was had by all on the beach and whilst no fossils were found, fun was had by many, skimming stones and making the most of the stunning Jurassic coastline. Many students treated themselves to fish and chips or an ice cream to top the day out at the seaside. Back at Osmington Bay, students collated their results and engaged in study sessions up until 9pm (see photo)!!!
In addition to the excellent fieldwork study skills which were developed by all, students participated in 3 team building outdoor activities. These consisted of abseiling, aeroball (basketball on a trampoline) and the scaling of Jacobs Ladder. Some students faced their fears simply by ‘having a go’ whilst others climbed and descended like superman! Despite some adverse weather conditions on day three, it was great to see such cooperation, engagement and positivity. Well done to all the students for their excellent behaviour and conduct on the trip.
Thank you also staff – especially Mr Alford, Mrs Gillespie and Ms Tzouliou who accompanied the geography department on the trip and supported the students throughout.
F. Hurst, Associate Deputy Headteacher