Field trip for National Academy students

Year 10 students from Hucknall’s National Academy have taken part in a field studies visit to Flamborough Head and the Holderness Coast to collect information for their GCSE Controlled Assessment.

For once, the weather was fine and visibility was good, so the group members were able to complete sketches and take photographs.

However, a high spring tide at Flamborough prevented the group from going on the beach.

The group was able to witness the power of destructive waves, the height and speed of which surprised some of the group.

At Mappleton, pupils were lucky enough to meet a lady whose mother, Dorothy Meggitt, had campaigned tirelessly to prevent the village from being washed into the sea.

Her efforts resulted in a rock groyne being built. She is featured in many school text books and regularly appeared in TV programmes about the coast.