In March 2018, Year 11 Geography students took part in a field study at Walton-on-the-Naze. The purpose was to study how management schemes have affected the natural processes at work along the coast. Fieldwork in an essential component for their GCSE final exams and in order to be adequately prepared, they carried a series of techniques to collect primary data. Walton-on-the-Naze is a particularly good place to visit as it has very dramatic coastlines. One side of the coastline is protected whilst the other is not, therefore comparisons can be made.
The trip was very successful! The students were able to see in action the different coastal processes and defences they had learnt about in class. The student’s behaviour was outstanding and the sun shined too!