Year 8 Students Take Their Classroom Outside

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News - Oct 13

Earlier this term all Year 8 Geography classes spent the day visiting the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. On the field trip students learnt about coastal processes and coastal management at West Bay and then journeyed along the coast to the Isle of Purbeck visiting Durdle Door to study the geology and erosional landforms. The final visit was to Lulworth Cove to complete their independent investigations into the success of Lulworth as a 'Honey Pot' site. The fieldwork was a great success. A special mention must go to Mrs Rawling’s 8C class who coped with 40-mile per hour wind on their day!

Members of Mr Stidwell’s 8A class have written some comments on the trip:

The field trip was both an amazing opportunity to learn about the coast, and a fun day out. So much so I went back with my family and taught them all I had learnt! (Charlotte P)

The geology of Durdle Door was a perfect example of the thing we had been learning in class and made our learning truly worthwhile. (Grace T)

I had a lot of fun on the field trip and it helped to reinforce what we had been learning in class. (Oscar F)

I was very interested in the geological aspects of Lulworth Crumples and the bent layers of sedimentary rock near Man 'O War Bay. (Toby R)