Date Posted... Mar 24th 2023

Schools Geology Challenge Final

Well done to our Lower Sixth Geologists who have been competing at the Schools Geology Challenge Final at Burlington House, London – home of the Geological Society of London. They were one of 10 teams from across the country who had qualified earlier in the year for the finals day.

The team were tasked with preparing a hazard management plan for a fictitious volcano using a wide range of evidence, including geological maps, rock samples and historical records.

The team commented that presenting their findings to a panel of expert judges was a highlight because it “gave them a taste of being real geologists”.

Despite not winning the top prize, it was a fantastic opportunity for the team to put into practise the Earth Hazards topic they studied earlier this term. The team were a credit to Truro School and acquitted themselves well against a strong field of young geologists.

Thank you to all of the judges and the Geological Society team who put on the event which was a great opportunity to be inspired in a fantastic venue housing spectacular specimens and maps which illustrate the development of geology and to learn more about a range of potential geoscience careers.