On Wednesday the 12 July and Friday 14 July, 2 classes went out to do field work as part of their GCSE Geography course. The plan was to experience as many different techniques as possible whilst on the Blyth beach and dunes. The students measured the gradient of the beach and also the height of the beach against the groynes to assess the effectiveness of these structures at trapping sand and so in protecting the coast. Later the students used a float to track the direction and speed of longshore drift and they surveyed sediment size and shape all along the beach to see if the waves were moving stones along it.
The weather was sunny and the students enjoyed a stop at the chippy and ice cream van at lunchtime!