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The Hayesbrook School

Year 11 Geography Field Trip 2016: Report

Last week 61 Year 11s and 5 staff visited the Kingswood Centre at Overstrand in Norfolk as part of the annual Geography field trip.

This year the pupils were taken to Blakeney Spit on the North Norfolk coast to investigate how and why the gradient and sediment change along that stretch of coast. Blakeney is one of the more extreme environments that the school has visited as the only way to evacuate would be via helicopter or life boat! The pupils demonstrated that even in blustery conditions that the Hayesbrook attitude to learning can shine through. The centre staff were incredibly impressed with the pupils work ethic especially as the data had to be collected over several kilometres of shingle.

We were even lucky enough to see some seals, although one did steal an apple which was an important part of our long shore drift test!

Trip leader and Assistant Principal, Mr Reader said: "Field work is so important to really understanding Geography and bringing real life experiences back into the classroom. The boys were a real credit to the school and they really threw themselves into being totally engaged with everything that they were asked to do. Each year I continue to be impressed with the attitude of our pupils but in my eleventh year of visiting this specific centre with Hayesbrook pupils that statement would absolutely be true."