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4th Form Geography Fieldtrip to Studland Bay

This week 4th Form Geographers visited Studland Bay in Dorset to complete practical fieldwork at the beginning of their GCSE course.

Travelling across from Sandbanks on the Poole Harbour ferry gave us an exciting entrance to the South Haven Peninsula! Pupils spent time investigating this unique and protected environment, its management and developing their geographical skills.

Observations were digitally logged using our GIS survey software. This enables mapping and analysis of results in a sophisticated visual display once back in class.

Our pupils experienced the huge array of diversity within this environment and witnessed many of the pressures acting on the unique and precious Site of Special Scientific Interest. They sampled and studied the dunes considering how vegetation and life adapts to new land and changing environments.

Phil Poynter, Head of Geography











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