Re-creating the cliffs at Walton-on-the-Naze in Plasticine – A wondeful example of collaboration

In Geography, Year 6 have been investigating coastal erosion. This week they re-created the cliffs at Walton-on-the-Naze in Plasticine. By making models, the boys could more easily visualise the different rock strata that make up the cliffs and the process of slippage that results in significant cliff retreat. Their models would not have been complete without the iconic Naze Tower – which when constructed in 1720 was 1 km from the coast and now, because of erosion, stands approximately 50 metres from the cliff edge