Geographers explore the Jurassic coast and River Wey

Geographers explore the Jurassic coast and River Wey

26 May 2022

Mr David Lock, Head of Geography

Year 10 geographers’ fieldtrip in Dorset began on Friday 13 May with a view of Old Harrys Rocks from the sea, after kayaking from Studland Bay. This was a great way to see these three chalk formations up close and better understand their evolution through coastal processes.

After a night at the YHA in Swanage, and fortified by a hearty breakfast, the students undertook a day of data collection fieldwork at four sites along the River Wey, just north of Weymouth. The weather was terrific – perfect for wading in water. After some downtime in Swanage before supper, the day finished with a write-up of the fieldwork results.

An overcast morning greeted us on Sunday as we made our way to visit Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Our luck held during a walk and climb that offered spectacular views along the Jurassic coast, but when we reached Durdle Door heavy showers resulted in damp students and teachers. Despite the weather, we still enjoyed an ice cream in Lulworth before setting off back to Woldingham.

My thanks to Mrs Jenkins and honorary geographers Mme Maillot and Miss O’Dell for their hard work on the trip and to the students who worked hard with good humour. They really were a pleasure to take on this trip.

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