Date Posted... May 18th 2022

Geology Practical Rocks in the Rain

On Tuesday the Lower Sixth Geologists visited Rinsey Cove, near Porthleven. The students were tasked to complete a geological map of the cove which involved investigating the contact between the Tregonning Granite and Mylor Slates.

They completed several specified practicals which are part of the A Level Geology Practical Endorsement. The fieldwork tested their competency in identifying and interpreting geological features and plotting them accurately on a map.

The heavy downpours cut short the investigation however this gave us the opportunity to visit Kennack Sands to investigate the lower section of the world-famous Lizard Ophiolite.

Despite the rain, the students’ interest and enthusiasm did not falter and they were great company throughout the day. With thanks to Miss Hope and the Geology staff and students who made this trip such a success.