Changing coasts and communities


Over the past two days, Year 9 Geography students have participated in a field trip along Victoria’s iconic Great Ocean Road. Simulating the experiences of new visitors travelling through the region, students were challenged to take on the perspective of international tourists in order to understand the drive behind increasing pressure on the natural environment along Victoria’s coastline. Simultaneously, students considered the management strategies used to protect beaches, cliffs, dunes, grasslands and forests along the coast, all at risk due to increased tourism to our region. Students enjoyed ocean swims, iconic seaside meals, stunning vistas and conversations with travellers from around the world in the coastal townships of Lorne, Apollo Bay and Port Campbell, and in the midst of the world famous Twelve Apostles. They also had the opportunity to put their developing drone flying skills to the test in one of Australia’s most magnificent landscapes. These fine young geographers have used the experience to bond closer together as classmates and gain clearer insight into the ways our fragile coastlines may continue to be shaped into the future.


Adam Kennedy
Deputy Head of Campus


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