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 The reason for measuring the grass length was similar to the reason for measuring the erosion on the
bays. This was so that the data could be inputted
into a graph for a better understanding of what the particular area measured by each group would look like from a side angle, almost as if the cliff was cut in half, exactly where the pupils measured. After class 8A had completed the Flamborough Head section of the trip, it was time for them to head back to school as
BEMPTON TRIP
On the 18-19th June, all of Year 8 had the pleasure of
a trip to Bempton - a beautiful landscape with a huge variety of majestic birds. We looked out across the picturesque cliffs, and, with binoculars that we’d been taught how to use, admired many different birds such as the puffin, kittiwake, heringull, gannet, razorbill, fulmar and the guillemot, each with their own fascinating features. We looked across the shoreline for the different species, and ticked them off on a sheet once we had found them. Many had obvious features making them easier to spot, such as the puffin’s colourful and vivid beak, but some were less so, like the kittiwake whose call was very hard to differentiate from the rest of the noises in the loud cliff face. Soon after that, we learnt about one of the most beautiful inhabitants of Bempton - the puffin. We found out amazing facts and records, for example, the record for most fish carried in a puffin’s beak at one time is 62! After that we ventured to a different spot for a better view of the birds’ habitats and their nesting habits. We learnt that while some
the trip was coming to an end. The students boarded the coach they arrived on and made their way safely back to school at approximately 4:30pm, where the students finished their journey. Overall, the field trip to Bempton and Flamborough Head was a great hit with the pupils of Year 8 and was a great way to end the school year.
Fatima Azhar, Year 8
animals like to live across the cliffs in a line to protect their eggs, some aren’t as cautious, and as a result sometimes get their eggs taken.
We also found out that baby puffins aren’t actually as colourful as the summer form of their parents. Pufflings are mostly grey and black, but also eat fish that is brought back by their parents. After we’d finished, we had lunch outside in a scenic spot, and enjoyed the view while we ate. Soon after, we got into three groups and created food chains containing the birds. At the bottom of all of them was phytoplankton, which was again always followed by zooplankton, and then they started to differ.
Overall, we enjoyed our visit and are grateful to the people at Bempton and the staff for arranging this wonderful trip.
Fatima Akoud, Year 8
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