Geology students explore dinosaur footprints on fieldtrip

Geology students from both Year 1 and 2 headed out on trips last week to help support their current studies in the classroom.

The first trip was down to Portishead on the coast, where second year students took part in their final Geology fieldtrip. Students conducted several investigations into a series of folds which they used for an in-class investigation. This was a great opportunity for the class to put all of their existing knowledge and skills into action.

The first years visited Hornsea Low quarry, near Morton in the Marsh. This was a challenging trip for the first years as they were using some unfamiliar and complex skills to record the different rock types in the quarry. Though students were practising new skills, they made a fantastic effort and really engaged with the task at hand. The highlight of the day was spotting a dinosaur footprint, not something you see everyday!

Lecturer Gareth James said:
“Both of these trips were a great opportunity for students to further their learning in a practical environment. I was incredibly impressed with how both groups showed just how much they have learnt by applying their existing knowledge to the tasks at hand.”

The next trip for the first years is to the Malverns, where they will be continuing their studies by looking at and studying igneous rocks.

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