Date Posted... Oct 12th 2022

Geology Residential to North Somerset

Our Upper Sixth Geologists enjoyed blustery blue skies on their three-day residential to North Somerset. The purpose of the trip was to investigate the rocks and structures across several key locations and then determine the geological history of the area which spanned over 150 million years.

The students sketched the world-famous Millook Haven and completed a graphic log of Bude on the first day.

The following day, they visited various locations around the Watchet area to find evidence for the extension and contraction of the Bristol Channel.

On the final day, the students visited two quarries near Frome, where they discussed with the importance of geotechnical consultants and sustainability in the extraction industry with the quarry’s manager.

Miss Hope and Mr Blackie were very impressed with the interest and enthusiasm shown by the students and would also like to thank Mr Aston for his help during the trip.