It was a delightfully warm day and after cancelling because of Hurricane Gonzalo’s tail winds the week before, we were pleased to set off. The 65 students were shown how to complete numerous fieldwork techniques; these included Cost Benefit Analysis, Land Use surveying, Questionnaires, Beach profiling with the use of a Theodolite, Bi-polar analysis of coastal defences and much more. The students are now working on the data collected to form results and conclusions surrounding coastal management.
We visited the coastline at The Dip and along the tourist areas from Cobbold’s Point past The Spa Pavilion site and along to Charlie Mannings. It was interesting to see just how many people visit Felixstowe during the week. Our Geographers have some fantastic ideas on what needs to be managed better to allow Felixstowe the chance to compete with other coastal towns.
The results have to be used to support responses within the exam Unit 2 paper. Our great collection techniques and use of computer programmes to handle the data; allow our students to achieve top level responses on coastal management.