COLLEGE students have taken a trip to the seaside.

Newly-starting geography students from Cronton Sixth Form College visited Formby beach as part of their studies.

Students had a chance to explore the sand dune formations and how the National Trust protects the site from storms and erosion.

Geographers also worked in teams and bonded with their new classmates.

Head of humanities Dan Adam said: “The day was a windy but enjoyable trip for the students to see in practice how sand dunes form, change and are managed by the National Trust.

“The students had the opportunity to ask rangers about the coastal management strategies as well as collecting their own data on plant succession at Formby sand dunes.

“We truly believe that trips and visits like this help our geography students gain a deeper understanding of the topics – which resulted in the students celebrating incredible results last year with a 100 per cent pass rate.”