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Rock Stars

Waverley were visited by Mr Pickup from Newburn Manor, who brought in his rocks to show us.

He talked about their different properties and how they were formed - particularly from volcanoes.


Mr Pickup once worked as a geologist and is an expert on the subject. He works at Newburn but came along the riverside with his rock collection.

Some rocks are formed from sediments in water. He told us how all his rocks were formed. He demonstrated how particles were formed using our pupils. We looked closely at the rocks. Some of our pupils have produced some excellent homework as a result of his lecture.