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What are Year 10 trying to demonstrate?

This photo was taken on our recent field trip to Loughton Brook. This was the year 10’s idea to explain a particular landform. Can you guess what they are trying to explain? Some of the other photos from the trip can be viewed at the flickr site just click on the side bar to view more.

What process are we trying to show?

What process are they trying to show?

What is this landform?

What is this Landform

Y9 Natural History Museum Visit

At last you can finally see year 9 having a Megasaurus kind of day at the Natural History Museum.  This was part of their unit on earthquakes and volcanoes.  Y9 got the chance to experience the Kobe earthquake quake (no one was injured)

Where are the plate boundaries?

I wonder is this the Volcanic Bomb?

In the words of Leo Sayer Im going to make you a staaaaaar.  Well actually Im going to show you how the world is made.

Y9 Visit to Natural History Museum

At last it is time for our annual Y9 trip to the Earth’s Sciences Gallery at the Natural History Museum.  Don’t forget to bring your packed luches and travel cards, oh and plenty of extra food for Ms Richard, Ms Mort and Mrs Wallis (We like most types of chocolate!)  Here is a link to give you a preview of what you might see tomorrow.  Visit the Natural History Museum by clicking on the image below.  Tomorrow there may be some pictures of year 9 in an earthquake!

Wet, Wet, Wet (no not an 80’s pop group)

Today Y11 are continuing on their adventures in Norfolk. The weather this morning was quite wet. In fact torrential. Thank goodness they were all prepared with suitable wellies, not only practical but fashionable. Here is a taster of what we have been up to today.

Two matching geography teachers

Ms Richards and Ms Mort seem to be matching. This was at our first beach a place called Cley. Very bleak but some little eagrets were spotted by Ms Richards (bird watcher extrodinaire).

considering whether to go swimming

Ms Wallis and Ms Mort just before they went for a swim. They said it was just lovely and rather warm for this time of year.

Guess who's using the gun clinometer

A hands on field shot of a girl working with the gun clinometer. She was a little trigger happy but can you guess who she is?

group shot in Sheringham

After being fed and watered (Candy floss, rock and coke whilst playing in the amusement arcade) the group return to work, they just love learning about those coasts can you see them waving with pleasure at the thought of measuring another beach profile.

all fall down

We had many casualties on this beach, not many stayed on two legs as you can see some decided to descend on their bums, only pride was hurt though.

Breaking the waves

Lots of fun to be had catching the waves. Most of these ended up looking decidedly soggy when a big wave splashed up over them. A lot of squealing, we thought wild boars had returned to Norfolk.

wandering home

Wandering home in time for tea, some needed the help of the ranging poles, in fact some are so attached to their ranging poles it has proved hard to remove them from their grasp.

As I write all students are tasting the delicacies of the dining room before we enter the computer rooms to write up our coursework and produce some rather fetching beach profiles.

Tomorrow Cromer, the locals won’t know what has hit them.

Wish you were here – Y11 go wild in Norfolk

Finally after all the weeks of build up to the field trip we have arrived in sunny Norfolk. As I write this Y11 are currently sitting in a lecture working very hard, yes can you believe it’s 7.15 and they are still working. What dedication.

Some classic quotes from today were “oh no is that mud”, “I can’t sleep next to a grave yard”, “oh look are those pigs?” I won’t name the people, most of these were on our walk up to the top of the highest point in Norfolk. No we were not scaling the heights of Everest just a 90m hill (smaller than Crooms hill)

As promised here are some pictures from today

The start of our epic journey

Look at the anticipation on the faces of the students they just can’t wait to learn about coastal erosion.

Colin our guide

This is Colin our driver and guide, a wealth of information about Norfolk and livestock.

making friends at the service station

The girls stopped off at the service station and informed the staff that a very large tiger had escaped and taken two girls hostage.

wow is this it

Yes finally here and its a mansion. Some had packed rather large suitcases or was it their parents trying to get them to stay for longer?

Fantastic bunk beds

And now to the rooms, who is sharing with who and who has the best room was the main topic of conversation

At last we get to wear our wellies

St ursula’s did us proud, more wellies per school than any other. Now we are ready to go for our walk up the highest hill in Norfolk as the sun sets.

Girls in the hood, I mean girls in the field

Some Girls in the hood, I mean girls in the field. Trying to teach the staff to talk street. No No No proper queens English please. Yes it was dark and there was a mention of the Blair Witch of Norfolk (Barry a man who owns the garage)

Starving

St Ursula’s girls with many second helpings.

so you think you can play pool

Trang the pool queen gives lessons to the rest before lectures. No money has passed hands YET!

Learning is fun

Look it is 7:30pm and we just love learning at this time of night. I just love coastal erosion its so much fun.

no its my turn

Look girls so eager to learn that they were fighting to get to the board.

A long day and still we have not finished, how to use a ranging pole next and then some pebble analysis before bed.

See you tomorrow if we survive

Wild and Wooly – Get ready for Norfolk

This week you should have attended a meeting with Mrs Walis to make sure you have all the letters you need. Below is a map showing you where we will be visiting. Click on it and it will open a live local map. Click on the push pins and more information will be given. You can also zoom in to see the building you will be staying in. I will be setting up a separate section for all our field work and posting each day during the field trip.

Don’t forget to wrap up warm as it will be very cold. Check out Cromers latest weather report here

You will need to bring your Wellies and your Woolies. It will be very cold so in order to feel warm make sure you wear lots of layers and then a thick jumper on top. You will also need wooly hats and gloves. It gets very cold in Norfolk at this time of year and it will be much harsher than London in terms of the wind from the sea. You will not be able to go inside at some locations so either take my advice about clothing or be very cold, the choice is yours.

That said we are sure to have a great time and I look forward to your contributions on the field trip blog. See you all next week


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