On Friday 14 September the Year 11 GCSE Geography students visited Swanage and the Dorset Coast for the annual fieldwork weekend. They were greeted by a warm September day which made their data collection on Swanage beach a much more enjoyable experience. Their measurements will allow them to judge whether the sea defences are working well and whether they are cost effective.

After the traditional night time navigation exercise they woke on the Saturday to another gorgeous day. A quick visit to the magnificent Durdle Door for a field sketch led to a walk to Lulworth Cove. They spent several hours assessing the impact and management of tourists at this small honeypot site, which was interspersed with frequent trips for ice cream! Overall, it was a productive and enjoyable trip and I would like to thank Mr Cox and Miss Pietrzyk for their help.
Mr D Rock