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Geography Beach Trip

Jan Handley —

On Thursday 20 August 2020 the Level 1 Geography class went on a research trip to 4 different beaches around Christchurch. These beaches were Corsair Bay, Taylors Mistake, Sumner Beach and New Brighton beach.

At each beach the class had to measure a number of natural coastal processes including wind strength and direction, wave height and frequency, longshore drift, and beach profiles. The students worked in groups to efficiently collect the data required.

The day was exceptionally good for August with low winds and full sunshine making it easy to collect the data. The class seemed to enjoy themselves with some students visiting beaches they had not been to before.