The Perse School

Year 7 visit the North Norfolk Coast

23 Sep 2011

112 pupils in Year 7 travelled to the North Norfolk coast on the 16 September to learn more about their local coastline.

First stop was the dramatic chalk and sandstone cliffs at Hunstanton where pupils calculated the height of the cliff and its different rock types and drew detailed sketches to highlight the age of the rocks (over 100 million years!) and understood the processes of erosion and weathering that are continuing to shape this landscape.

Next stop was due East at Brancaster where, sheltered behind the shingle bank of Scolt Head Island, an extensive salt marsh has developed.

Pupils hunted for the different plant types that can tolerate these challenging conditions and did their best to avoid the tidal creeks and hypersaline pans that are littered throughout this landscape.

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