Fraud Blocker

Year 8 Geography Field Trip at the Holderness Coast


The Holderness Coast had visit from a rather special group on Tuesday. Year 8 girls spent the day combing the beaches and chalk hills of Europe’s most rapidly retreating coastline.

During their visit they undertook geographical investigations including taking measurements of the size of beach sediment, and discussing the geographic implications of what they were seeing in terms of coastal management.

After a wet morning, which left the girls undeterred, they enjoyed a lovely clear bright afternoon exploring the landscape of Flamborough.

I really enjoyed our trip to the coast because I felt I learned tonnes about sea defences and coastal erosion. Flamborough was so pretty and the arch and stumps were cool to see in real life.” – Lily

I really enjoyed our trip to the coast because I liked observing the rock pools and exploring all of the structures. I also enjoyed learning about the Holderness Coast and observing the arch at Flamborough Head.” – Amelie 

My favourite part of this trip was the views; they are really beautiful. I also liked exploring rock pools try to find animals like crabs or fish.” – Sofiia

My favourite activity was drawing the chalk arch at Flamborough Head but I also enjoyed playing on the beach.” – Peggy

My favourite thing was searching in the rock pools and getting to explore Flamborough!” – Hannah


Geography field trips help girls to extend their locational knowledge and better understand geographical similarities, differences and links of places. Understanding how geographic processes influence landscapes and environments further enhances their appreciation of physical and human geography.

Previous Story: College Host Quaker Youth Conference