Year 12 geologists rock their fieldwork in Pembrokeshire

Blue Coat’s Year 12 Geologists embarked on a five-day practical geology course to Pembrokeshire just before Easter, when they took in the beautiful coastal geology of the area, including Stackpole Quay, Freshwater, Marloe Sands, St. Davids and Saundersfoot, conducting work on field mapping, structural geology, sedimentology, igneous intrusions and metamorphic aureoles. The students worked independently and in small teams to tick off no fewer than 13 Specified Practicals, which has not only enhanced their learning but has also sent them rocketing ahead to achieve their Practical Endorsement certification. They received compliments from a number of staff at the field studies centre on their conduct, enthusiasm and commitment – and and their ability to clean up after themselves, which I am sure their parents would be delighted/astonished to discover! Having spent the whole time blinking through the sun’s rays, they were not convinced by the cynical opinion and hype that it always rains in Wales. I would like to thank Mrs Crossland and all the boys for what was a superb week and an excellent opportunity to learn beyond the classroom. – Mrs Finucane, Head of Geology

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