Learning geography is not confined to our classrooms. Getting outdoors is crucial to further our understanding and enjoyment of a subject. Alpha’s field trip this term took them to Durdle Door where each and every one of us had # PAGM (personal amazing geography moment)
The purpose of our trip was to apply our classroom learning to the big outdoors; to be able to hypothesise, collect data and interpret that data ready for Independent research projects. We sampled pebbles from Durdle Door Beach and measured the gradient of the beach as well as make mini video clips to explain our understanding of the erosion processes. We saw the main features of coastal erosion, crevices, caves, arches, stacks and stumps, much more impressive than pictures in a text book.
We have returned with more knowledge, a clearer understanding of the processes at work along our coast and some enduring images of the world in which we live.