Lower Sixth go on a Geological excursion

The Lower Sixth Geologists have been busy exploring Cornwall’s natural resources.

The students started the day visiting Wheal Martyn in St Austell where they looked at the history of china clay’s extraction up to today’s modern methods.

The group then travelled on to Delabole Slate quarry. They went into the working quarry before watching the workers processing the slate and cutting it by hand.

The trip was part of the students scheme of work where they need to understand the formation of china clay and the extraction of natural resources.

Head of Geology, Miss Hope, said,

“It was fascinating to see the workers in the slate quarry hand cutting every slate. It was also really good to be able to compare the two quarries and just to see two natural resources of Cornwall being worked.”