Last week our Year 12 Geography students took part in two field trips. One to investigate coastal morphology at Camber Sands, Dungeness and Dymchurch and then one to investigate the impacts of regeneration in East London.
These trips were really important for our A level students to practise their fieldwork skills as they have missed out on the opportunity of field work over the past 2 years.
Ellie D – ‘We visited Camber Sands, Dymchurch and Dungeness beaches on Wednesday 27th April to collect data as a practice for our A level NEA coursework. It was a fun and really useful day to practise all the skills such as longshore drift calculations and beach profiles, as well as enjoying fish and chips for lunch.
On Friday 29th April we went to a few locations in East London including the Excel Centre, Canary Wharf and Hackney Wick, also to practise data collection and to see the places we have used as case studies in class, followed by a trip to Westfield for lunch. It was a great day and was fun to do at the end of our exams!’
Charlotte D – ‘Last week on Wednesday we visited Camber Sands, Dungeness and Dymchurch for the physical side of Geography A-Level and on Friday we visited 5 different places in London, including Hackney Wick and Canary Wharf for the human side. Both trips were great and my peers and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, although it was very windy at the beach! We did a series of tests from longshore drift tests at the beach to decibel readings and environmental quality surveys in London. These experiences are ones my year missed out on during the pandemic so not only will it help me develop my Geography skills as a whole but it was great to get out and about on a field trip again.’
Bethya G – ‘On Wednesday of last week we all went to Camber Sands, Dungeness and Dymchurch to investigate how the beach morphology changes across the three locations. We had a very jam packed day and while it was cold and windy we learnt a lot. We did lots of different investigations varying from; beach profiles to measuring sediment size with callipers and found lots of information which now gives us a further insight into our coastal unit. Also on Friday we went to London. We were studying how regeneration has affected East London; visiting these places. Canary Wharf, The Excel Centre, Canning Town, Hackney Wick and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Not only did we collect data but it was also great to look around areas of London I had not been to before, expanding my knowledge of our capital city. At each location, we collected data through methods such as filling out an Environmental Quality Survey and taking decibel readings. This was a very informative trip and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.’