Year 10 Science Field Trip

Over 2 days, year 10 girls, then boys, went on a field trip to study our local area.   We selected 3 features for the Assessment; Tutukaka headland and the Ngunguru sandspit and sand dune formation.

Our day started with a walk up to Tutukaka Lighthouse, which gave us views over the Poor Knights, Hen and Chicks and out to Aotea Great Barrier.  After a great kai ( thanks Whaea Bex) we loaded up our boats for the trip over to Sandspit.

We had an exciting boat trip over to the sandspit, followed by an adventure exploring the rocks and dunes.  We studied cave and arch formation, dune structures and longshore drift and how it forms the local features.

The students who came were enthusiastic and gained a practical understanding, which is not able to be fully grasped in a classroom environment.  We used the language of Geography and Science to describe the features, before heading back to Ngunguru for hot chips.

Big thanks to Mr Solomon and Mike for giving up their time and the use of their boats.  Thanks also to Mrs Dempster-Rivett, Mrs Adams, Izaak and Treena for helping to make this experience happen.