Year 8 English Trip to Beer Quarry Caves

In the week before half term, Year 8 students visited the fascinating Beer Quarry Caves. The trip links with their study of J. Meade Faulkner’s novel ‘Moonfleet’, and also with their study of related poetry and writing connected to subterranean worlds and life. Whilst primarily an English trip, the visit encompassed many subject areas including history, geology, chemistry and biology. Stylishly modelling the latest in ‘poncho’ fashions, students learned about the history of the caves, which date back to Roman times. The many stories of the laborious conditions, social division and human endeavour were absorbing and will be used by Year 8s to shape their own writing over the next few weeks.

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