Somerset Times

Year 8 Coastal Study




Somerset Times Edition

Week 5, Term Three, 2017

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A day of perfect weather with waves gently lapping the shore, while just off shore dolphins frolicked. It was the sort of day tourists spend months dreaming of, before they arrive on the Gold Coast for their holiday.

Our Year 8 students spent last week on the beaches studying how the physical geography of beaches at Currumbin and Burleigh influence the waves hitting our coastline. They were trying to measure how natural forces affect the nature of our beaches. They were also asked to look at the impact of Gold Coasts’ desire to build bigger and wider beaches. The closure of the lower trail at Burleigh made the walk even more scenic and invigorating.

The students all seemed to enjoy some time out in pleasant surrounds and, hopefully, they also had a very worthwhile learning experience.

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