Geographers Head to Dorset

The Year 10 geographers had an early start to their fieldtrip to Swanage, in Dorset. Leaving at 7.00am in bright sunshine that was to stay with us the whole weekend, we arrived at our first destination, Studland, three hours later. After a walk along the beach and through the sand dunes, noting successional changes, we were back on the coach and off to Old Harry Rocks at Handfast Point further down the coast, where we had lunch on the cliff tops. It was then off to the YHA in Swanage. The girls had time to acquaint themselves with the town before preparing for the next day’s field work on the River Wey. A hearty breakfast set everyone up for the day’s data collection fieldwork at four sites along the river. The day finished with a write-up of the fieldwork results.

Another gloriously sunny day greeted us on Sunday. This was perfect weather for our visit to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. After a long walk and climb with spectacular views along the Jurassic coast, everyone enjoyed an ice cream sitting on the beach in the cove before setting off back to Woldingham. Thanks to Mrs Jenkins, Miss Bennett and honorary geographer Miss Banton for their hard work on the trip and to the girls who worked hard, with good humour.

Mr David Lock, Head of Geography