A Trip to Hunstanton

Our Year 11 Geography pupils enjoyed a two day trip to Hunstanton at the start of the term. They conducted three studies. The first was a sand dune eco-system study, looking at the progression of sand dunes away from the sea (species identification, sand ph, infiltration rates, % vegetation cover etc). The second study involved coastal management, assessing the effectiveness of Hunstanton’s coastal defence schemes. This included interviewing local residents and tourists about their opinions of the management schemes. Finally, the students conducted a beach profile study, measuring the gradient of the slope, the size and weight of beach sediment, and linking this to the characteristic beach zones. After all of their hard work, they earned some very tasty fish and chips, a game of mini-golf and lots of rock candy!!