Skern Lodge Trip
On November 8-10th our intrepid Y12 Geographers went to Skern Lodge in North Devon to complete 3 days of fieldwork. The weather was kind and the students had a very fulfilling experience and did Chew Valley proud! Our first day included a visit to Hartland Quay, where our students studied the awe inspiring rock formations of this spectacular coastline. In the afternoon, we visited a contrasting site to see evidence of relic beaches and coastal erosion, transportation and deposition on the pebble ridge.
Thursday was our rivers day where the students were out on Exmoor studying the changes in the river Lynn from source to mouth. This included primary data collection as well as a trip to the historical village of Lynmouth to study the impacts and changes to the area following the infamous flood of 1952.
On the final day we took a trip to Braunton Burrows where students were studying succession in this fragile and important ecosystem. The students were fantastic, working hard into the evening but also having the opportunity to enjoy yummy home cooked food and socialise together on site.
Well done to all the Y12 Geographers for all their hard work and good spirits on this trip, a great success and enjoyed by all!