#Bournemouth2K17 is happening, and students have arrived safely at the Southern Coast of England, and have already visited some of the sites on the agenda!
Accompanied by three members of staff (Ian Vogel [Geography & Travel & Tourism teacher], Dean Collins [Sports teacher] and Gill Moss [Maths teacher and Deputy Vice Principal), the students climbed aboard the mini-bus in the morning to start their trip!
By their first day, they had already visited West Bay in Dorset, which features in hit TV series Broadchurch. They've also been to Durdle Door too! Their trip also included visits to the Jurassic Coast, Chesil Beach (the UK's largest tombolo) and Stonehenge on their return.
Each student was provided with a field book at the beginning of their journey, which would frame the basis of the trip, and provide some strong grounds for their coursework and research projects. By analysing the different rock types at Lulworth Cove, the coastal management techniques used at West Lulworth, the physical and human factors that encourage growth in and around Bournemouth, and researching the regeneration of Boscombe, the students certainly had a lot of fun finding out the facts of the Southern Coast. During their time at Barton-on-Sea, they measured the effectiveness of coastal defences by using a bi-polar survey. Finally, their fieldwork and research consisted of a range of different surveys and activities, such as monitoring how many cars had just 1 passenger in them, recording noise and pollution levels, investigating beach profiles and measuring the sizes of the sediment on the beaches.
Take a look at what the students have been getting up to: