Successful Geography Fieldtrip to the Dorset Coast

On Thursday 21st June, the MIV girls (Year 8) travelled to the Dorset Coast to carry out Geography Coastal Fieldwork; consolidating work completed in the classroom. The weather was perfect, warm and sunny with a light northerly breeze which kept temperatures down a little.

The excellent, clear weather gave us amazing views throughout the day along the Dorset coast; to Portland and Weymouth, Ballard Down, Old Harry Rocks and the Isle of Wight. Our first stop was Stair Hole and Lulworth Cove and then we all walked across to Durdle Door. Having studied in class the processes of coastal erosions and mass movement, as well as the different coastal landforms, it was extremely valuable to actually witness evidence of these processes as well as see the actual features along the stunning heritage coastline of Dorset. The MIV proved extremely fit and, despite a few reservations at the sight of the steep path from Lulworth to Durdle Door, they managed the walk easily. They all worked hard to complete the written assignments and sketches and produce a document to enhance their class work. After a brief stop at Durlston Head, the MIV enjoyed time on the beach at Studland. Most braved the cold sea and swam or paddled and we finished the day with a delicious ice cream. The girls were excellent and a pleasure to take out and be with.

It was a very successful day.

Mrs Sally Hornby