Heritage Education – Rocks and Fossils at Cross Hands Quarry

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A field trip to a unique geological site for Key Stage 2 pupils
Discover a Jurassic landscape rich in fossils from 160 million years ago. Jurassic Warwickshire was covered by a shallow sea, so we can’t promise dinosaurs. We can guarantee that everyone will find at least one fossil to keep.
The workshop includes:
  • Fossil hunting in a safe area of the quarry.
  • Observation of the effects that weathering has had on the limestone rock faces.
  • A visit to the Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Showing the underlying structure of the area and the effects of geological forces.
  • Finds can be taken back to school for sorting, classification and further study. Some schools have found unique specimens when visiting this site.
  • We provide all the equipment needed for the workshop. Includes sample specimens to help students identify their own finds.
There is a limit of 40 people in the quarry at one time including the Heritage Education group leader. All groups visiting the quarry must arrange personal accident insurance.
Due to seasonal risk of inclement weather and the exposed nature of the site we advise this workshop is booked for the summer term.

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