Our Year 7 students researched coastal defences at Hunstanton during a recent geography field trip. A total of 173 students and 13 staff visited the seaside town where, as, well as undertaking research and surveys, they also had enough time to sample fish, chips and ice cream!
Mr Glesinger said: ‘The students were looking for evidence of coastal erosion and the processes affecting the coastline. They conducted a survey along the promenade speaking to day-trippers and tourists. The key focus was researching whether money is being well spent on coastal defences. We walked along a stretch of two to three hundred metres and the students calculated that the cost of sea defences for just that small area was around £800,000. They are writing up reports and producing displays to consider whether the benefits warrant the cost. The students were impeccably behaved. Some haven’t been to the coast before so the trip also promoted Britishness and SMSC. After their project they also had a bit of spare time to buy fish and chips, ice cream or candyfloss and enjoy being on the beach.’