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Shipham Church of England First School

Oak class Visit to The Earth Science Centre at Whatley Quarry

On Monday 26th February Oak Class visited Whatley Quarry, in line with their Rocks, Relics and Rumbles topic. They learned about the history of rocks and the roles and responsibilities of a working quarry. They also learned some really cool facts! Did you know that we each use the equivalent of an elephant's weight in limestone a year?! And that there are rock components in toothpaste and orange juice!! The children had a great time, asking lots of questions and taking part in rock experiments in the workshop following their tour.