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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!

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