Year 11 Geography students spent the weekend at Beverley Youth Hostel. This ancient former Friary was used as a base from which to explore coastal landforms on a stretch of east Yorkshire between Flamborough and Spurn Point at the mouth of the Humber.
Beyond the classroom, students were able to get a real grasp of the processes forming landforms such as caves, arches and stacks and depositional landforms like spits and salt marshes. As well as spending some time in a revision workshop, students also were able to evaluate the effectiveness of management strategies aimed at reducing damage along one of the most rapidly eroding coastlines in Europe. They also studied the characteristics and management of fragile habitats at the nature reserve at the tip of Spurn point.
The weather was good and the attitude of the students was even better; students really engaged and this experience will put them in good stead for their examinations next month.