Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Y12 and Y13 tackle the Peak District

The year 12 and Y13 students visited the Peak district and surrounding area in late Februarty to complete thier coursework fieldwork. Despite the sun being low over the horizon the weather was kind and the students managed to complete and excellent visit to Mam Tor and the Castleton area, Litton Mill and Ravenstor, Apes Tor and Park Hall Country Park in Weston Coyney. The students experienced sediments ranging from deep marine turbidites to tropical marine reefs, from shallow marine lava flows to arid flash flood deposits. They obsergved, measured and recorded (and conquered !) dips and strikes, faults and folds and sedimentary logging.

Quality data collected and even higher quality coursework completed back at the ranch. Well done boys !