Geography School trips to Etretat: Coastal Study

Our Geography school trips to Etretat focus on coastal processes & landforms. Students investigate the effects of weather & erosion on the coastline, describing the changes that have taken place as well as how & why they have happened. There will also be opportunities for mapwork & developing field sketching skills. 
 
We can tailor your visit to cover your students' specific learning objectives.  Please ask to speak to one of our Geography Consultants to discuss your requirements. You can also combine this study with a tour to Normandy (D-Day Landings) to provide a History element should you want to offer a broader Humanities tour to your students. Please discuss this with one of our Tour Administrators.
 

Itinerary

 

Day One:  Outward Journey

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  • School pick-up (earliest 06.00 hours) & travel to Dover for cross-Channel ferry to Calais
  • Skills-based activities on outward journey
 

 

  • Disembark in Calais & travel to Etretat
  • Half-board accommodation in Etretat for two nights
 

Field sketching at Etretat 

 
 

Day Two:  Etretat Study

  Day Three:  Return Journey
 
  • Human Geography: Locating places, describing location, sea defences, impact of tourism
  • Physical Geography: Coastal processes, wave action & landforms
  • Return to accommodation & evening meal
 
  • Depart from Etretat after breakfast
  • Travel to Calais for early afternoon ferry
  • Hypermarket stop en-route (time-permitting)
  • Disembark in Dover & return to school
  • Evening drop-off
 
 

Itinerary Planning

     
  • Departure & return times will vary depending upon your distance from Dover/Folkestone
  • This tour can be combined with a History or Languages tour to Normandy
 
 
 
 
 
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Themes

 

Coastal Processes & Landforms  

 
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The different effects of wave action on discordant & concordant coastlines

 

Understanding the reasons for changes in the coastline over time

 

Knowledge & understanding of different types of coastal erosion

 

Knowledge & understanding of different types of coastal landforms

 

The role of sea defences at Etretat

 
     
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Curriculum

 

Curriculum Relevance  

National Curriculum KS3

 
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Human Geography: Location & description of place, map skills, field sketching, scale

 

Physical Geography: Coastal processes & landforms

 
Using fieldwork to enquire, collect, analyse & draw conclusions from data gathered
 
 
 
 
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Human Geography: Location & description of place, map skills, field sketching, scale,role of sea defences, groynes, gabions, economic & social sustainability, impact of tourism

 

Physical Geography: Coastal processes & the effects of weather & wave action,  erosion, wave-cut platforms

 

Arches, stacks & caves, rock structures, fractures, faults & folds,

 
Deposition, longshore drift, swash & backwash, sand, sediment & shingle 
 
 
 
 
 
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Resources

 

Study Materials Provided
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Our study materials are designed by teachers with GCSE & A Level examining experience.  When you book with us, you will receive a copy of both our student study packs & teachers' notes, free of charge. You can:

 

  • use our study materials exclusively
  • use your own study materials
  • use a combination of both your own & our materials.
 

 

The Student & Teacher Packs Include

  • Information on each location
  • Maps, diagrams & illustrations
  • Tasks, activities & discussion points
 
  • Guidance notes giving a broader context to each visit
  • Practical information on each location visited to assist you when planning your visit

 

Study Materials:  Skills & Concepts

  • Knowledge & comprehension
  • Key Geographical concepts
  • Map skills & Sense of Place
  • Understand, analyse & evaluate evidence

 

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Guides

 

Our Guides

   

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We believe a study tour is an educational experience best delivered by people with a knowledge and understanding of the educational system & culture. You can discuss learning aims & objectives with your guide so that the tour meets your requirements.

 
  • Our Geography guides are former teachers, excellent communicators & have examining experience.
  • They have organised tours themselves so understand the demands placed on accompanying staff.
  • They have an enthusiasm for imparting knowledge & ideas & engaging with young minds.
 

 

Kath Murray, BSc, PGCE

   

 

Kath has travelled extensively in Europe & has led numerous field trips within the UK for GCSE Geography groups. She is also a Subject Specialist Consultant for Galina & is currently helping to develop our range of UK tours.

Kath has taught in secondary schools in Runcorn for 16 years up to A-Level standard. A former Head of Geography with GCSE examining experience, she has also taught History & Religious Studies.

“Kath is an excellent tour guide, she met our objectives perfectly, she had clearly done her research on our A-Level specification beforehand. Her subject knowledge & enthusiasm was fantastic. She phoned me before the trip to introduce herself & talk through her plans, which was very reassuring.She was a fantastic asset to the trip”

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Selected & Trained by Galina 

 
  • We have our own training programme to ensure consistently high standards.
  • Our guides up-to-date with current examination specifications & amendments to Key Stage 3.
  • All guides are DBS-checked.
 
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Accommodation

 

Safety

   
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  • The accommodation we use regularly is audited following guidelines laid down by the School Travel Forum and incorporated into our Safety Management System.
 

 

Our Most Popular Accommodation

   
  • Kyriad & Campanile Hotels
  • Balladins Hotels
  • Ibis & Comfort Hotels
 

 

Certification

   
  • Operating Certificate
  • Fire Certificate
  • Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Pest Control Certificate
 
  • Public Liability Insurance

 

Our Safety Audit Includes:    
  • Building Design
  • Fire Alarms
  • Escape Routes
  • Signage
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Fire Equipment
  • Fire Prevention
  • Electrics
  • Security
  • Flooring
  • Glass
  • Gas & Water
  • Lifts
  • Balconies & Balustrades
  • Bedrooms & Beds
  • Pool (where applicable)
  • Food Delivery Areas
  • Storage
  • Stock Rotation
  • Food Handling
  • Pest Control
  • Cleanliness
  • Temperature Control
  • Staff Training

 

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Testimonials

 

Temple School, Strood, Rochester

"We have found all staff at Galina to be extremely polite and helpful. It is a pleasure dealing with such a professional company. Excellent!"

 

Whitecross High School, Hereford

"Thank you again for your help with our trip. We had a wonderful time and the students (& staff!) thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We will be doing the trip again next year."

 

Felpham Community College, West Sussex

"The driver was great, very helpful, good with the students. Made the trip very easy."

 

Davison CofE High School for Girls, Worthing

"Sue, the tour administrator, was friendly and helpful.  Terry was an excellent driver and very helpful and flexible."

 
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