The Slapton Trip 2023 set off to the Devonshire coast with eleven Grade 11 Biology students at the beginning of May. The focus of the first few days of the trip was building skills in fieldwork and data collection in the wild. All of this led to the ultimate aim of designing their own investigation into biological factors along the rocky shore. Students got to learn about the adaptations of animals in a variety of microhabitats and they could put into use the knowledge they had gained in the classroom. Two of the days were spent on the rocky shore at East Prawle. For some, this was the first time ever experiencing a coastline like it! Fortunately, both days remained dry, though students had to carefully collect data while battling winds of 22mph. The budding biologists collected information such as the number of varieties of molluscs, length of seaweed, and abundance of limpets all while racing against the incoming tide. The remaining time of the trip was spent writing up and analysing all they had discovered. Of course, the schedule did also allow us to squeeze in time for a few ice creams!