National Schools Geology Challenge 2015
The National Final and 2015 winners
A record number of seven schools took part in the Schools Geology Challenge Final on 30 April, with Paul Maliphant presiding over a packed programme of talks, posters, and the all-important quiz.
The teams took on subjects ranging from mantle plumes and hotspots, to planetary geology, but it was the all-round performance of Sir William Borlase School (Thames Valley Regional Group) that secured the most points.
Congratulations go to the winning team of students Adam Woollett, Bijou Dunn, Jessica Nunn, Alice Webster, Harri Ravenscroft and Ollie Blagden (above) for their poster and presentation on Methane Hydrates!
In second and third places were Wells Cathedral School (South West Regional Group) and Whitchurch High School (Southern Wales Regional Group).
Posters were displayed in the lower library (left).
The final was shared with the Early Career Geologist Award.
Sir William Borlase School -
Wells Cathedral School -
Whitchurch High School -
The Burgess Shale
The quiz round
Altrincham Grammar School -
The Discovery and Effects of the Chicxulub Impact
Hereford 6th Form College - Volcanic Britain
Sharnbrook Upper School - Sedimentary, My Dear Watson. The clues that lie beneath...
Farnborough 6th Form College - Planetary Geology: A Geologist's Guide to the Galaxy