Cirencester College Geology students bring home second place in National Schools Geology Competition

Last week a group of six first and second year Geology students travelled down to Structural Soils in Bristol to take part in the Geology Societies’ National Schools Geology Competition.

This year the theme was ‘Space’ which is a very broad but exciting area for the three teams to research. The competition started with the presentation round, where the students had created a BBC-style weather report for the different planetary weathers. The presentation was delivered flawlessly and the student’s responses to the judge’s questions were exceptional!

For the second part of the competition, the students had to create a poster to complement the presentation. The students designed an innovative 3D poster which was really unique and caught the judges attention.

Finally came the quiz; an area of the competition where the students in the past have have traditionally struggled. However, this year the team had a great round and produced one of their best performances!

In the end Wells Cathedral School won overall, only beating Cirencester College by a couple of points, one of the closest results to date. The team did however win the poster competition; the second time in three years that they have won this.

Earth Sciences Lecturer Gareth James took the team to the competition: “The team were exceptional in both their efforts and performance and our close win bodes well for next years’ efforts! The students were a real credit to the college and I am very proud of their hard work.”

If you want to find out more about our Earth Science courses at Cirencester College, visit our website here or visit our Open Evening on 6th February 2020, 5-8pm.