Quarries have been described as the
“finest outdoor classrooms” because of the rich opportunities
they offer for out-of-the-classroom learning. The industry is
experienced in hosting school visits for a variety of age groups.
Children are usually fascinated to discover where the materials
for their schools and homes come from, and older pupils have the
opportunity for geography fieldwork. With 1,300 quarries across
the UK, there is usually one no more than 20 miles from every
school. Quarrying companies are also very keen to secure your
support in delivering the industry’s vital safety message
to young people.
||General teaching resources
– are available from our dynamic new Virtual
Quarry. You will find 20 educational units across key
stages 1 – 4 covering science, geography, education
for sustainable development and citizenship. All have been
written by teachers. You can adapt the standard QCA schemes
of work while still meeting the requirements of the National
Curriculum. We have also produced a whirlwind
tour document specifically for teachers.