Falling into the Sea

Chloe and Kristina with the two scrapbooks of the class reports from their tutor group

Year 8 geographers have completed their reports into coastal erosion at Kirk Michael this week and compiled their class work to make project books on coastal processes in the Isle of Man.

Students were challenged to investigate how the coastline along the north-west of the island is changing, looking at video footage, historical maps, photograph evidence and even reports from the House of Keys. They had to consider possible ways that the coastline could be managed and what the consequences could be for the local residents, landowners and users of the coastline in the future.

They also had to use their physical geography knowledge by learning how the north of the island’s geology was determined by the action of ice sheets that covered most of the Isle of Man thousands of years ago, depositing glacial till, which is very easily eroded by the power of the strong waves that have certainly been battering the Isle of Man in recent weeks!

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