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CLIP 13372

Jobs and tourism in a seaside town - William Whiskerson

Jobs and tourism in a seaside town - William Whiskerson
Key Info
  • Jobs and tourism in a seaside town - William Whiskerson
  • Duration: 09:01
  • William Whiskerson visits the seaside town of Weymouth. He explores the beach and sees tourists on the esplanade. He then visits a child whose dad owns a fish restaurant. They look around the restaurant and then decide to collect some fish for today's menu. They meet a fisherman and travel to sea in his boat. William sees how maps are used to find the fish and learns about sustainable fishing. They then use a pole and line to catch some mackerel to sell in the restaurant. Aerial shots and general views are combined with maps and graphics to show some of the human and physical features of Weymouth and the journey of a mackerel from ocean to plate. First broadcast in the Learning Zone on BBC2 in May 2012 as part of the series The Adventures of William Whiskerson.
  • Subject:



    Seaside and Coast

  • Keywords: Fish, net, tide, seagull, telescope, seaside, sea, coast, coastal, sustainably, fishes, pier, beach, south, UK, U.K., united, kingdom, britain, map, globe, oblique, explorer, primary, mouse, great, home, living, WilliamWhiskerson.
Ideas for use in class
  • Developing geographical vocabulary, using maps and images, to describe what places are like and where they are; recognising how the environment can be damaged or improved, for example through sustainable fishing practices, discussing jobs that people do, recognising features that give places their characteristics for example, coastal features and tourism, discussing the effects of weather on everyday lives.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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