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Wembury Beach

  •   Mon 02, 2018
  •   Events
  •   Posted by Admin

Wembury beach

As part of an Asdan and APT  Environmental Project Year 10 visited Wembury Beach.  The students were on a mission to see how much plastic waste they could find on the beach.  They were also there to look at the biodiversity on hand by going rock-pooling.  After the recent rough seas we were expecting lots of flotsam and jetsam but I am happy to report  after extensive cleaning Year 10 only managed to fill less than two bags.  The beach was exceptionally clean and that meant the students had more time for rock-pooling. We were able  to see, and handle,  a  wide range of marine animals such as  blennies, shore-crabs and the highlight had to be the miniature starfish.  Year 10 will be collating all their findings back at school to prepare for our next trip to the beach on 2nd March to look at Bovisand.  The group will be focusing on whether there is more plastic pollution on Bovisand or Wembury and how much biodiversity there is at Wembury and Bovisand.  I would like to thank the students who overall behaved really well, and the excellent staff who helped make it such a great day.  Our thanks also goes to Coral Smith from The Marine Wildlife Association who was on hand to help us on the day and will be coming into school to follow up on our findings.

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