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AS Geography trip to North Norfolk

For lovers of long road trips like us Geographers, the three hour journey to Cromer ‘Gem of the Norfolk Coast’ in our convoy of two white vans watching the landscape change from urban sprawl to wide open spaces, was actually quite enjoyable.

 For lovers of long road trips like us Geographers, the three hour journey to Cromer ‘Gem of the Norfolk Coast’ in our convoy of two white vans watching the landscape change from urban sprawl to wide open spaces, was actually quite enjoyable.

Our first stop was Burnham Market, Clone Town or Home Town? It was lovely to see ex-DT teacher Mr Williams. Who knew his Geographical knowledge was so good? What followed was three really full days – being woken by Mrs Todd at 7am each day, lots of sun, wind, enjoyment and beach during the day and ending with some really interesting lessons from Mr Wright in the evening – apart from the last night when we went to the Cromer Regal cinema (we saw the Grand Budapest Hotel – “rude but very funny” review by Mr Wright).

Passing through the areas where Mr Wright grew up (“that was my school” “that was my house” “that was  the first pub I drank in”) we visited a range of places and experienced some new things such as being up to our knees in mud on a saltmarsh (messy but fun), looking at offshore submerged reefs (not submerged at low tide!), having a long chat to a local farmer (has a good range of Mongolian Yurts) and visiting the seal colony at Blakeney Point (seals are cute).

Consequently, all of us AS geography students had the opportunity to experience the diversity North Norfolk has to offer allowing us to make comparisons with the more familiar surroundings of Harrow and London. Hopefully, we will be able to remember the important stuff when we have to answer questions on it in our summer exams.

 On behalf of all the students I would like to thank the teachers – Mrs Lane, Mr Wright, Mrs Todd, Mr Simpson and Mr Williams. Thank you for making the trip so memorable. We had a very enjoyable time. One last message to Mr Wright – what happens on tour, stays on tour!