Year 8 Fieldwork in Lyme Regis 2019

Lights Cameras Action! As part of their study into tourism, the Year 8 Geography students spent 2 days in Lyme Regis finding out about tourism in the local area. During this time they worked in small groups investigating what tourist services exist in Lyme, how the environmental quality varies across the town and which areas of Lyme Regis are busiest.

The visit gave the students the chance to experience how data is collected for GCSE Geography studies in places such as Exeter as well as exploring the local area as a geographer. This was the second year that the department have used Lyme Regis as a site for fieldwork which builds on the work done in People & Places. A big thank you to all staff who came to support the students with their fieldwork as well as Year 8 for being such good ambassadors for the school in our local community.

These experiences always throw up unforeseen challenges and this year we had to deal with streets being closed for the filming of ‘Ammonite’ while we were there. So when you go to see this film about Mary Anning and her ground breaking work with fossils, do look out for a Woodroffe Year 8 student peeking out in the background! As for Year 8? Well in September, Dartmoor beckons!