The geography department at Kettering Science Academy will be taking a group of 63 Year 10 and 11 GCSE students to the exposed and wild coast of North Norfolk from tomorrow, Wednesday, 11th February.
The geography department at Kettering Science Academy will be taking a group of 63 Year 10 and 11 GCSE students to the coast of North Norfolk from tomorrow, Wednesday, 11th February.
The trip will provide the students with an opportunity to experience what the subject of geography is all about and will allow for them to put into practise all the skills that have been developed over the years of study.
Geography teacher at KSA, Mr Matthew Fowler said: “The coast in North Norfolk is a complex and dynamic zone that causes debate in Westminster and Brussels on a regular basis. Our students will be visiting some of the settlements along this coast that have been impacted by erosion and the different methods used to slow this process down. Places like Sea Palling that has had £73m spent on protecting it in recent years and Happisburgh is where the locals have had to raise the money themselves to stop their village disappearing into the sea. The GCSE students of KSA will be completing a piece of coursework worth 25 per cent of their final grade evaluating the effectiveness of sea defences and examining the local geology and its impact on the rate of erosion.”
Whilst visiting these locations the students will be measuring the varying rates of erosion, questioning residents and tourists about what they think of the sea defences and examining the effectiveness of the sea defences.
Mr Fowler added: “Of course it’s not all hard work while we are in Norfolk, at the centre we will be staying at the students will have the opportunity to take part in a number of activities such as a high ropes team building exercise and archery. This short and intensive field trip is an excellent way to achieve top grades on coursework, build long lasting friendships and experience what geography is all about.”
(Picture above taken during the Norfolk Trip in 2014)