Year 12 students had a very successful day in Walton on the Naze before half term. The sun shone and the rain stayed away although there was a cold North Easterly wind. We completed many areas of data collection and the whole experience will allow the Geographers to competently complete their own individual investigation later in the year.
Working in the open field was exciting as we were able to observe human and physical management to coastal retreat. The northern section of Walton was a great natural beach with active cliff erosion taking place upon arrival. Those students who ventured south closer to the pier; looked into coastal management with hard engineering at work. The coastline is constantly changing and peoples attempt to tame the erosional forces can create problems within the sediment cell.
All students have knowledge on how to complete a beach profile, environmental survey, a street survey and how to use SKITCH and a Sound App of choice. They also took ownership of a grid square where they collected further evidence.