At the beginning of June, Year 13 geographers headed off to the Gobbins Cliff Path at Whitehead for a day to celebrate the end of their exams and prepare them for their coastal Geography studies at A2 level. Led by the one of the centres tour guides, they spent three hours on the cliff path hearing about the local geology, history of tourism and tales of smugglers in the area.
The trip gave them the opportunity to see first-hand geographical features including the formation of cliffs and wave-cut platforms by erosion. To the delight of the students, they also got a chance to see the extensive wildlife in the area including puffins and even a seal off the coast.
A quick visit to the Rhinka for an ice-cream on the way back to the train, rounded off what was a thoroughly enjoyable and informative day out.