Over thirty Upper Sixth A level Geology students recently spent three days on the North Yorkshire coast surveying the geology of the area. Led through the blizzards by Dr Aggett, the students walked to a former quarry at Ravenscar to learn about the excavation of shale for alum production and then in bright sunshine the following day, examined cliffs at Scalby to work out what North Yorkshire would have looked like during the Jurassic Period. This included finding and measuring dinosaur footprints on the wave cut platform. Students also worked at Flamborough Head, Cloughton and Egton Bridge.
The group stayed at Whitby Youth Hostel where, at night, students carried on their work in the classroom whilst being plied with cake and hot chocolate by Mrs Bourn and Ms Nathan who accompanied them.
Our thanks go to local company, Polypipe, who provided us with the high vis waistcoats.