Year 12 Geography students recently visited Dorset for a four-day fieldwork trip. On the first day, they visited the town of Boscombe, where they completed fieldwork judging the success of rebranding. They also investigated the need for further regeneration in the town centre. On the second day, the students visited the town of Lyme Regis, where they examined how local, organic food, celebrity chefs and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site had been used to attract visitors to the area. They undertook questionnaires and mapped building use in the town to decide if the re-imaging had been successful.
Students also visited Lulworth Cove, a UNESCO Heritage Site with breath-taking scenery. On day three of the fieldtrip, they visited Studland Bay to assess the impact of human activity on the coastline. Fieldwork was undertaken to measure the speed of coastal erosion and understand the conflicts occurring between different users of the bay and the impact on the sand dune system. On day four, Storm Imogen made an appearance, but she did not deter our geographers, as we visited Barton-On-Sea. Students could certainly appreciated the threats to this stretch of coastline.
It was a very enjoyable field trip and students worked well to prepare themselves for their examination. Miss Graham (Head of Humanities) would like to thank all the staff and students who attended.