Children unearth quarrying know-how to win prizes

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SCHOOL children were asked to unearth what they had learned during a trip to a quarry.

The Cheddington School visit to Double Arches Quarry in Leighton Buzzard was for its 27 Year Three youngsters.

They enjoyed the trip so much that quarry owners Sibelco UK organised a competition for youngsters to see what they had learned.

Each child had to answer questions about different types of quarrying.

The winning entry went to Joff Daly, eight, who won a remote controlled loading shovel, and the runner-up was Kai Austin, also aged eight, who won a wind-up radio.

Teacher Amanda Anker organised the trip so youngsters could learn first-hand about how minerals are produced there.

She said: “It was great to see the children engaging with the visit and having fun while learning.”

Dave Chandler, production supervisor at the quarry, organised the competition and gave the prizes to children at their end of year assembly.

He said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Cheddington School to our site.

“On the guided tour, the children asked plenty of questions about what we do and we thought a competition would be a nice way to get them thinking about the different types of quarrying.”