Upper Sixth Geographers explore contrasting landscapes in North Somerset

Intrepid Geographers in Upper Sixth ventured to the North Somerset coast to study the sustainable management of two contrasting locations, the coastal village of Porlock and the beach town of Minehead.

The pupils investigated the differing locations and landscapes of Porlock and Minehead, and found that the former has adopted a managed retreat strategy. They also discovered that Minehead has used a variety of hard engineering strategies to protect the town and Butlins from the elements.

While in the field, pupils were able to see what these defences look like, and practise fieldwork skills such as beach profiling and field sketching.