Exploring sea defences

Our year 11 Geographers enjoyed a windswept day exploring the beach at Cleveleys on the Fylde Coast. The purpose of the visit was to complete a study on the sea defenses. The students took measurements of the Groynes to look at their effectiveness. The Old Sea Wall and the Spanish Steps were also explored to determine their defensive ability. The students recorded all their findings in a workbook.

The students worked well in teams to carefully complete the work. They were able to clearly see the power of the sea and the careful engineering and planning required. This had been a successful trip were experiencing and seeing the conditions first hand, helped students appreciate the importance of these vital defences.