On Wednesday 6 July, 117 Year 7’s visited Sandown beach as part of their ‘Coasts’ study this term. The weather was excellent for a day out studying this beautiful part of the island.
The trip enabled our students to make links between what has been learnt in the classroom and what is actually going on along this varied stretch of coastline. Students identified and investigated the physical processes at work such as longshore drift and coastal erosion. They also considered the human geography of the area by examining the sea defences and the land that is protected by this hard engineering.
The children, teachers and support staff all had a fantastic day learning in a different environment. There was even time for an ice cream!