Beer Quarry Caves Trip – classes 1 & 2

Classes 1 & 2 enjoyed a visit to Beer Quarry Caves to find out about the formation and history of the caves and its link to smuggling. Having found out about how limestone is formed, hard hats were donned for a guided tour of the caves where they learned about how the caves have changed through the ages and how the rock was mined. They were amazed to hear that children, not much older than themselves, would have been working in the cold, damp, smoky conditions. We were fortunate to see bats hibernating and the children made their own model bats.  A great big thank you, to Karen and the team for making us so welcome and for providing a ‘mine’ of information!