Grade 10 Geography Outing

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On 12 September the Grade 10 Geography girls’ went on an outing around the Cape Peninsula to learn about the geomorphology of Cape Town. Our trip began at Signal Hill where we looked at the rock composition of Devil’s Peak, Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles.

We then headed for Mouille Point, Green Point and Sea Point to learn about the distinctiveness of each area and the impact the water has in giving these rocks their shape. After a tiring morning, we were taken to Camps Bay to see the effects of sandblasting and how it shapes Camps Bay’s rocks, and then given an hour for lunch to relax and enjoy the beaches.

Our last stop was at Hout Bay to see the meeting of two different rock types before heading back to school.

The weather for our outing couldn’t have been better: we had clear blue skies throughout the day and not a breath of wind. Not only did we enjoy such a beautiful day in the sun, but we learnt to appreciate how lucky we are to live in place with such unique land forms.

Frances Housdon