On Tuesday 24th April L5 went on a geography trip to Hengistbury Head, Dorset following our recent classwork on coastal areas. We were incredibly lucky with the weather, with no rain at all, considering the torrential rain the day before and subsequently after the trip!
It was interesting to see the coastal management and erosion defences first hand. It was also fascinating to discover the effects of long shore drift and how groynes prevent it, which we established by conducting group experiments in the afternoon. The scenery was beautiful; the headland in particular, which had so many colours on the cliff side, showing all the different types of rocks.
We walked about three miles in total, which may not sound particularly impressive but with the strong coastal winds, and heavy going on sandy beaches, we were all exhausted by the end of the day.
Annabel Bolton L5TG