Our Lower Sixth geology students recently enjoyed a weekend trip to Anglesey.
Departing after school on the Friday evening, accompanied by Dr Dolding and Mrs Lloyd, the students visited Lligwy Beach to study ancient sedimentary rocks (desert sandstones and wadi conglomerate). On Saturday, after an early morning 5km parkrun at Penrhyn Castle to help wake up, they went to Newborough and Llanddwyn Island to study Lava flows that had been erupted on an ancient, 580 million year old sea floor.
On the Sunday the students visited the open cast and desolate copper mine of Pays Mountain and the metamorphic rocks of Treaddur Bay / South Stack.
Despite the wind and rain, everyone learnt a great deal on their travels and feedback was very positive. As well as geological knowledge, the students learnt to be completely self-sufficient, cooking for themselves while staying in self-catered stone cottages!