Form 3 pupils recently visited seaside resorts of Hunstanton and Skegness to find out ‘whether the towns are appropriately managing the amount of tourism they attract.’
The group split into two and one travelled to Hunstanton and the other Skegness. Armed with maps and data collection sheets the students set about understanding the layout of the towns. They made judgements on accessibility, attractiveness and facility provision for the hordes of visitors, which both places receive at the height of the season.
A good source of information was the affable shopkeepers and locals. They had plenty to tell the students about transport links and souvenir shops as well as the age-old problem of parking!
The task is now to write an investigative report (worth 20% of the end of year assessment) utilising the data and making conclusions in relation to the research question.