Geographers head to Slapton Sands

Year 12 geographers had a wonderful week at Slapton Sands in February. We spent the first afternoon in Totnes learning different ways to collect human fieldwork data. That evening we worked in the classroom to analyse our results and talk about the various fieldwork techniques they could use for their project.

The following morning we headed to the beach to collect data on management of the coastline and coastal processes. After a cold and windy morning, the students spent the afternoon choosing their project investigations. Wednesday brought a whole day of collecting their data independently which they all accomplished and returned to the classroom with full sets of data. The final morning the students learnt how to use stats tests to solidify their findings and GIS to create maps to display their data.

The trip was amazing (and exhausting!) and everyone had a great time being out in the field. Students were resourceful in creating their own games in the evening too! All of the students worked incredibly hard on the trip and were fantastic geographers. We're really proud of their efforts.

Miss Howells, Head of Geography