12 April 2017
Fourth Form Geographers Investigate Longshore Drift at Dawlish Warren
Just before half term our Fourth Form geographers attended a field trip to Dawlish Warren to study the effect of longshore drift and human intervention on this coastline.
The day involved taking measurements of characteristics of
the beach and making a qualitative analysis of the impacts of coastal
protection and management on the coastline.
Dawlish Warren is undergoing a multi-million pound
management improvement scheme, which will be vital for the future of the spit
and Dawlish itself.
The pupils had a great opportunity to see first-hand the
construction and management of these coastal strategies. This helped to
consolidate the knowledge gained in lessons.
The day was finished off perfectly with an ice-cream as a
reward for their hard work!