GCSE Trip to Swanage
A new geography field trip was a hit with the girls...
On Monday 15 June the GCSE Geography group gathered at 6 a.m. to begin the long journey to Dorset for the geography field trip. On arrival everyone checked in at the Youth Hostel and had an introductory lesson, before setting off for different areas of the town for some data collection. Some even managed an ice cream! After dinner the girls headed off to visit Old Harry Rocks for some sunset sketching.
On Tuesday morning everyone travelled off to Swanworth Quarry to find out all about the different aspects of quarrying limestone and restoring the quarry to limestone grassland. The girls were amazed by the number and size of the ammonites found in the rock and enjoyed the ammonite sculptures in the quarry. After lunch everyone travelled to the spectacular Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, in fantastic sunshine. Ice cream and the gift shop were also popular in Lulworth.
For the final day the girls returned to Swanage and measured longshore drift on different parts of the beach, before travelling to picturesque Corfe Castle to practise some data collection techniques in a tourist area. As everyone was on the Isle of Purbeck, they crossed Poole harbour by ferry before driving home to Leicester.
More photos on the gallery.