Emerson Park Academy

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Year 10 GCSE Geography: Walton-on-the-Naze

On Monday 16th July and Tuesday 17th July, 117 of our Year 10 Geographers visited Walton-on-the-Naze endeavouring to collect their Physical Geography fieldtrip data for future study.

The trip on Monday in particular was incredibly hot, but this did not stop the pupils from gathering all the primary data they required. Pupils completed beach profiles; groyne measurements; bi-polar surveys and field sketches, whilst enhancing their knowledge of coastal management strategies and coastal processes. Many of the pupils were able to evaluate their fieldwork methods as they completed them, and this should really help them in their GCSE exams next summer. 

Despite the heat, we received so many compliments about how hard working and efficient many of our wonderful pupils were. Essex Wildlife Trust said we were one of the nicest groups they had ever worked with, and we can only agree with this statement. Well done year 10, you made us and Emerson Park Academy very proud.

Also, the geography faculty would like to thank all the staff who helped to ensure the successful running of these trips; we could not have done it without you!