Year 3 visits a quarry...

5th November 2015

On what started off as a wet, grey Thursday morning Green Class boarded a very clean coach.  After twenty minutes of clear motorway travel we arrived at the little village of Mancetter.  We thought we had come to the wrong place as we were surrounded by cows and sheep and not a rock to be seen.  However, the quarry lay just behind the village and was nearly as big.  With some trepidation Mrs Hall, Miss Groom, Miss San, Mrs Sheckler and Miss Christie left the comfort of the coach with 27 very excited children wearing bright yellow hi-vis jackets.


We were given a brief safety talk and a brief history about the quarry along with the types of rocks produced at Mancetter.  The children were able to answer lots of questions. Miss Groom and Mrs Hall were very proud of Green class for answering all of the questions asked by the quarry staff, we really did work hard last half term! Then after donning hard hats we were led into the quarry, some of us went in the enormous, yellow dumper trucks while others went in a smaller pick-up truck.  Everyone got a ride in the dumper truck.  The weather was kind to us, which is more than can said for the mud, the rain stayed away until we boarded the coach for our return journey.  The children had a great time and saw lots of different types of rocks, many of which we have been learning about in science since September.  We all arrived back at school safe and sound on a very grey, muddy coach.  Green Class would really recommend a trip to the Quarry.


Mrs Hall and Miss Groom - Green Class Teachers