Miss Hart organised Year 3 a special trip to the Caverns at Treak Cliff as part of their work on rocks. We walked and took in the beautiful scenery, looking at the sedimentary rock and seeing if we could see the change in terrain resulting from the Mam Tor Landslide in 1976 where a slice of the mountain of shale and sandstone had slipped.
In the caverns our guide, Andy, was informative and interesting. The children were fascinated to learn that Blue John originated from the French words Bleu Jeune (as the stones are blue and yellow). We saw many interesting rock formations including some unusual stalacmites, stalactites, veins of Blue John stone and flow-stone.
Our final walk after lunch was uphill, walking back to the ice cream shop along up the broken road, what a great end to their day.