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Cliffs, Caves And Waves: Senior Geography Hits The Sunshine Coast

20/10/2014

Cliffs, Caves And Waves: Senior Geography Hits The Sunshine Coast

The forecast was for rain and wind so boy did we dodge a bullet as the Year 11 Geographers headed towards the Sunshine Coast. Amazingly, despite it raining heavily while we were on the bus and raining heavily on the way home, everyone managed to stay dry. Whew!

First stop was the beautiful Rocky Coast Reserve between Point Arkwright and Coolum Heads where we learnt about coastal processes and got some ideas about managing this scenic area.

Our main study area was the northern section of Sunshine Beach and the spectacular Paradise Caves in Noosa National Park. After discussions about management issues along the beach and how best to deal with them, it was time to climb to the top of the headland (for some more difficult than others!). As always, it was well worth the effort: the views of the caves, the waves crashing onto the headland, and the beaches to the south were, quite simply, breathtaking. We were even lucky enough to see dolphins frolicking off shore. Despite doubts about getting back down again, all was fine and we topped off the day with a well-earned lunch (fish and chips for many) at the Sunshine Beach shops.

Some student thoughts about the day:

Ø Very enjoyable day: the view from the headland was beautiful (Georgia)

Ø Made me feel alive and full of energy again: we even saw dolphins (Madison)

Ø Great to actually see what we learnt about in the classroom (Sherry, Jetta and Jayden)

Ø Exceptional educational day: 10/10 (Tayla G.)

 

Thanks to all students who, as usual, were a pleasure to work with and to Mrs Carter who helped to make the day a success.

 

Mr Boxall

Geography Teacher