Defying a horrendous weather forecast, bright sunshine greeted the Year 10 and Year 12 geographers as we set off a long weekend at Kingswood in North Norfolk last Friday morning.
We were welcomed at the Lutyens-designed house by Kingswood staff including our tutor for the weekend. After acclimatising ourselves to the accommodation and enjoying Chip Friday, we headed off to Cromer and Holt to investigate why the former has declining population numbers whilst the latter is growing. We carried out various data collection techniques to discover environmental and social inequality as well as looking at new projects which aim to improve an area. This information allowed us to be able to compare settlements experiencing different issues.
Our destinations on the second day were Salthouse, Weybourne, Sheringham and West Runton beaches. Although cold, the sky remained blue and there was no rain! The girls worked hard collecting data to investigate the sediment changes along the beach, the impact of sea defences on erosion and mass movement at the various locations.
Our final day on Sunday was spent looking at Norwich’s regeneration and rebranding. Visiting Riverside, King Street and the city centre, we were able to see at first hand the impact of various projects as well as collecting data in these areas.
The girls worked very hard throughout the weekend and during both day and evening. They are to be congratulated on their excellent work ethic and good humour, even late in the evening. The GCSE group will be using the information gathered to produce notes for their skills exam, whilst the A Level group will write a 3-4000 report for a component of their examination.