Year 9 Geography Trip to the Norfolk Coast

Posted: 24th September 2019

This trip is a bit of a favourite but the weather was not promising to be kind when we set off to our first port of call, Huntstanton. A break in the weather allowed us to get down on the beach and do some quality rock jumping on the rather unusual beach platform. We learned how the coastal defences are being used to protect Hunstanton from further erosion and then had obligitory ice-creams in the rain!

Luckily when we got to Burnham-Overy-Staithe the cloud lifted a little and we made our way along the wall that divides farmland from the salt marshes. We could understand how plant succession occurs in this environment and then later looked at dune succession. The dunes on this beach are exceptionally large and inviting to any self respecting Year 9 pupil and we couldn’t resist finishing our trip with vigorous dune rolling and running!

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