Newly starting Geography students at Cronton Sixth Form have made an exciting start to their A Level studies with an investigative trip to Formby Beach.
The geographers had the chance to explore the sand dune formations and investigate how the National Trust can manage the coastline from storms and erosion.
The trip allowed the new students to work together in teams and bond as a group at the start of their college experience.
Dan Adams, Head of Humanities at Cronton, said “The day was a windy but enjoyable trip for the students to see in practice how sand dunes form, change and are managed by the National Trust. The students had the opportunity to ask rangers about the coastal management strategies as well as collecting their own data on plant succession at Formby sand dunes.
“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, including 38% A*-A grades and 93% A*-B grades.”