Geography Students Investigate Formby Beach Sand Dunes

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Over fifty keen new Geography students have made an adventurous start to their A Level studies with a trip to Formby Beach in their first week at college.

The geographers had the opportunity to study sand dune formation and hear how the National Trust manages the local coastline from storms and erosion.

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The experience was a fantastic opportunity for the new students to work in teams and bond as a group in their first week at the college.

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Dan Adams, Head of Humanities at Cronton, said “We pride ourselves on giving students practical experiences of the theory that they will learn in lessons. We truly believe that trips and visits like this help our Geography students gain a deeper understanding of the topics, which resulted in the students celebrating incredible results last year with a 100% pass rate.

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Fantastic experiences like our trip to Formby give the students opportunities outside of lessons to make new friends and build new relationships.

One student commented “It’s great to actually see Geography working in real life rather than just in the classroom. It has definitely helped me to learn how sand dunes are formed but also destroyed by humans and storms.