Geography: Fifth Form Visit Birling Gap and Pevensey Bay

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Geography comes alive when it is studied directly in the field.

At Bede's we are lucky to have a range of interesting outdoor environments literally on our doorstep - a very big classroom indeed!

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Our Lower Fifth Geography classes took advantage of this when, in early June, they visited Birling Gap and Pevensey Bay to carry out fieldwork. Their study considered the influence of geological, climatic, historical, physical, environmental and economic factors as well as current coastal management strategies in shaping the coastline. Once the data had been collected, the pupils had a chance to investigate up close features such as the wave cut platforms, limestone cliffs and cliff collapse - but not too close!

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Armed with lots of data and fortified by ice cream, sun and the sea breeze, they returned to the classroom where the hard work began - the data required analysing, and this must all be written up as a 2000 word research project, to be submitted in the Autumn Term - no coasting please!

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