As part of Enrichment Week, the MIV travelled to the Dorset Coast to carry out Geography Coastal Fieldwork, consolidating work completed in the classroom. It was with some trepidation that we set out as the weather forecast for the day was heavy rain, thunder and lightning - not the best prediction for a day outside at the coast. However we must have been blessed as it remained bright sunny if a little breezy and by lunchtime the girls had changed into shorts and t-shirts!

With clear skies, we had excellent views along the Dorset coast to Portland and Weymouth and later from Durlston Head and Studland to the Isle of Wight. Our first stop was Stair Hole and Lulworth Cove and then we all walked across to Durdle Door. Having studied in class the processes of coastal erosions and mass movement, as well as the different coastal landforms, it was extremely valuable to actually witness evidence of these processes as well as see the actual features along the stunning heritage coastline of Dorset. The MIV proved extremely fit managing the steep ascent from Lulworth across to Durdle Door. They all worked hard to complete the written assignments and sketches and produce a document to enhance their work in class. After a brief stop at Durlston Head the MIV group enjoyed time on the beach at Studland where they swam and paddled, finishing with a delicious Purbeck ice cream before travelling home. The girls were excellent throughout the day and a pleasure to take out and be with.

It had been a very successful day.

Mrs Sally Hornby, Geography & PE Teacher