Last week our A-Level Geology students headed to London for the finals of The Geological Society’s School Challenge.

Our students – Elijah Cross, Jessica Waite, Milena Sanecka, Nathan Donnelly-Shorrock and Nathan Hancox, were the lucky few who headed down to London’s prestigious Burlington House, and competition was fierce amongst the 10 schools and colleges.

They had reached the finals with a fantastic website charting the history of palaeontology, really impressing the judges with their detailed knowledge and hand drawn illustrations. The challenge was to assess the possible hazards from the fictional volcano Mt. Akingbade and plan how to save a nearby city – including some endangered tree frogs – in the event of a volcanic eruption.

The students worked brilliantly as a team, delivering a full project plan, finances and an excellent presentation to the industry judges. They were delighted to be placed second in the competition after all their hard work, as well as having a fantastic day out in London.

The Science department is extremely proud of their achievements! Well done to you all. If you would like to study one of our Science courses, including Geology, this September, apply now by clicking here. You can also follow Runshaw Geology now on Instagram.