Coastal Erosion

Discovery Session - Coastal Erosion 

Life’s a little bit better at the beach!!

Your group will be getting sand in their boots and clay on their hands at our top secret location on Overstrand beach. With the use of buckets and spades, the children explore the natural process of slumping on the North Norfolk Coastline and the affect it has on the surrounding villages. This is a very visual activity, where the group construct their own cliff (in the form of a dam) and watch it erode with the help of groundwater flowing from the cliff. The children and slightly more adult looking ‘big kids’ (i.e. the teachers!) also construct a small sandcastle village and learn to defend their houses from the outflow of water, just as the coastline in the area is protected from erosion. Due to the nature of this activity, it can be run at any time of year.

This activity has been a firm favourite for the last 20 years and allows curriculum based learning whilst having fun at the beach. We are most known for our ‘Out of the classroom’ outlook on studying. We have always used local locations and environments to bring students into direct contact with geographical or environmental issues in a fun way, giving opportunities for discovery. 

Key Learning Objectives

-    Working as part of a team

-    Environmental awareness

-    Communication and brainstorming

Transport, Offsite Activities & Visits

All offsite visits are very local to Hilltop and on A & B roads. Group leaders are covered by Hilltop insurance if they are over the age of 21 and have a full clean driving licence. On arrival you will be required to complete a transport policy form and you shall receive a vehicle familiarisation brief from the Hilltop Staff. 

Hilltop Centre Facilities

Relax and take in the beautiful woodland setting of Hilltop, situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty overlooking the North Norfolk Coastline. Based at our woodland Lodge centre which is in keeping with its natural surroundings, we trust you'll be pleasantly surprised by the modern, well cared for centre. Our helpful and friendly team are dedicated to your group to ensure your day is a real success.