Grace and Isabella (8B) reflect on their recent trip with their Year Group to Barton on Sea and Hengistbury Head:
On Tuesday, after a long coach ride to the coast, we got to our first stop, Barton on Sea, where we looked at the cliffs and how the coasts were being protected. We drew a field sketch of the cliffs and noted down some protection methods for the coast. We then got on the coach to our second stop at Highcliffe where we had our lunch, overlooking both Barton on Sea and Bournemouth beach.
When we arrived at Hengistbury Head we started our walk and made a list of all the wildlife we saw along the way, walking up a hill with many beautiful views. At the top we saw the Mudeford spit which we would be visiting soon, though the definite highlight of our trip was the dogs on the hill who managed to make it into our picture.
After reaching the top of Hengistbury Head we made our way down to the Mudeford spit where we did a wave count on the beach - we did this by timing five minutes and counting the amount of waves per minute. Next we examined the beach sediment and rocks to put the information down in our booklets. We started walking back off the spit and, after all the walking, we all enjoyed a well deserved ice-cream and a drink from a cafe at the end of our trail before getting on the coach home.