Year 12 Geographers brave the cold at Druridge Bay

by Niamh Goodacre, Year 12

On Thursday 25th November, all Year 12 Geography students embarked on the first field trip of the course to Druridge Bay. This is a site of Scientific Special Interest, due to the presence of vast sand dunes. This trip provided much more context into our ongoing Coasts topic, as well as giving insight into research methods that we may use for our coursework later in the year. Through the use of wave markers and an orange we were able to measure the extent of longshore drift, and a quadrant allowed us to see the changes in vegetation in the dunes further from the coast. To round out the day, we travelled to Blyth for some well deserved fish and chips. Despite the harsh weather, the trip was an incredible success!