Geology students enjoy a field trip to Bude

On Monday 27 March, the Lower Sixth Geology class went on a field trip to Crooklets Beach, Bude. They were lucky enough to enjoy a rare sunny Cornish day, albeit with a few cold showers!

The day consisted of looking at Carboniferous (approx. 300 million years old) sedimentary rocks and the sedimentary structures they contained such as beds, laminations, folds and faults.

The students made notes, drew several sketches of the features and took dip and strike measurements of the beds using a compass clinometer.