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Students and early career geologists gathered at the Geological Society on 25th April for the finals of the first National Schools Geology competition and the Early Career Geologist Award.

Geoscientist online, 3 May 2012

The students, from schools across the UK, gave presentations arguing their case for the most inspirational geological site in the UK, with their chosen sites ranging from Worm’s Head, Rhossili, to the Cornubian batholith in Cornwall. They then took part in a quick fire quiz, presided over by GSL Council member Paul Maliphant.

The four finalists in the Early Career Geologist Award each gave a twenty minute presentation detailing the work they have been doing in the careers so far. The judges selected Davide Gamboa, the finalist from the Southern Wales Regional Group, as the overall winner. Davide’s PhD, based at Cardiff University, is investigating a 3D seismic approach to the problem of reservoir compartmentalisation on continental margin settings.

The Schools competition was won by South Wilts Grammar and Bishop Wordsworth, Salisbury, who chose the De la Beche unconformity in Vallis Vale as their inspirational site.

Congratulations to everyone who took part, and especially to Davide and the winning schools!