Hunstanton Beach

Year 11 Geography pupils undertook three interesting and effective field work studies at Hunstanton beach.  They examined the beach profile, measuring samples of beach sediment (shape, weight and size), gradient and the geology of the cliffs.  They also conducted a coastal management study, where they compiled questionnaires and enjoyed interviewing tourists and residents, finding out about their views on the local sea defences.  The final study was on sand dunes. The students measured variables along a sand dune transect line, such as sand colour, PH, infiltration rate, gradient, vegetation abundance and species identification. From this they were able to see how the sand dunes changed with distance from the sea.    The trip, however was not all work.  pupils enjoyed a wonderful evening eating fish and chips on the beach, watching the most beautiful sunset and they even had a chilly dip in the sea!