All of our Year 7s went on a field trip to Castleton last week to see first-hand what they have been learning about in their Geography classes. They have been studying geology and national parks and the trip allowed them to go underground to see some of the interesting features they have been hearing about at school.
The coach dropped the group off at the top of the broken road by Blue John Cavern and the students took in some great views of Mam Tor. The next stop was an underground tour at Treak Cliff Cavern which is famous for its unique large deposits of Blue John Stone as well as some incredible stalactites. From here the students walked down into Castleton via the historic Odin Mine crushing circle to have lunch outside the visitor centre.
Later this year Year 7s will be studying the Norman Conquest and castle design in their History lessons, and Peveril Castle provided them with a great example of this on the trip. Some of our speedier walking groups also had a chance to go fossil hunting in Cave Dale.
Mr Sellers, Head of Geography, said:
“I was really impressed with our Year 7 learners. The cavern staff commented on both how well engaged and how well behaved our students were. I'm really happy that our students got plenty out of it'.