Year 6 Geography & Science Field Trip
Year 6 enjoyed a fantastic week away on their recent Geography and Science Field Trip to Dorset.
Part of the emphasis of the trip was to develop collaboration, leadership and independence. Pupils undertook beach profiling on Man O War Cove, studied longshore drift on Swanage Beach and classified living things on the dunes behind Studland Beach – working in a range of groups. They learnt about the way this dynamic coast is evolving; visiting the stacks and Old Harry Rocks, studying the rock types at Lulworth Cove and viewing crumpling at Stair Hole as well as looking at the formation of arches at Durdle Door.
A few coastal ‘yomps’ and a couple of dips in the sea were also squeezed into a tight schedule of learning! The group learnt so much about the Science and Geography of the Jurassic coast as well as developing the group’s teamwork skills and only one session in a classroom!
Thank you to the staff at the Old Malthouse near Swanage, and to St Francis staff members on the trip, for looking after a very inspired and slightly suntanned Year 6.
Well done to Year 6 who really mucked in and took on the opportunity to learn in a different environment.