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Geography students learn outside the classroom

Geography students learn outside the classroom

Our Lower Sixth Geography students took a weekend trip to Norfolk on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September. The girls were testing a hypothesis about the relationship between wave energy and beach profile at Sea Palling.

The objective of the trip was to see whether wave energy is less, and beach profile flatter and longer, in the shelter behind the offshore reefs which have been built as a form of coastal protection, compared to the wave energy and beach profile in the gaps between the reefs, where wave energy is expected to be higher and beach profiles steeper and shorter. The girls gathered lots of data which will help them in the statistical tests that they will undertake as part of their A Level studies.

The trip provided the girls with an opportunity to learn more about their studies outside of the classroom, incorporating learning with a fun weekend of activities.