Cavern captivates Junior School pupils

Junior School pupils had a great time as they “rocked” out at Treak Cliff Cavern.

The cavern, which is located in the village of Castleton, is famous for its unique and large deposits of Blue John stone and houses some of the most beautiful cave formations found in the UK.

Pupils embarked on a tour of the mines where they came across stalactites, stalagmites, minerals and fossils. There was a lot to see and touch and the helpful guide was able to point out interesting geological quirks and answer questions from the pupils about how the cavern was formed.

Treak Cliff Cavern - boys pointing

3H pupil Zahra Raja-Zahid said she was “really surprised when our guide Tim showed us the stalactites and stalagmites” whilst Jenson Wilkinson was in awe of what he was looking at as he said that it “looked like there were sparkling crystals all around me”. Aimee Dignan summed up the mood of the trip by concluding: “When it was time to leave I didn’t want to!”

Trips like this are a great way for pupils to find out about the world beneath their feet and hopefully it has inspired the next generation of geologists!

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