Our trip to Lulworth Cove

Well what a brilliant way to end our Rocks, Relics and Rumbles project! The sun was shining, the views were stunning and the children were absolute sponges absorbing all the new knowledge about Lulworth Cove.

We started off with a short introduction to the session where the children impressed the Lulworth rangers with their prior knowledge of the three main types of rocks: sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic, the earth’s layers, tectonic plates and how fossils are formed. The ranger then taught us about the 5 different types of rock found here at Lulworth.

Next, we set off outside to look at some examples of the rock situated around the cove and the children also got to handle a variety of fossils including some trace fossils too (I wonder if the children can remember the difference?). The children quickly learnt the names of the 5 layers of rock found here: Portland, Purbeck, Wealden, Greensand and Chalk. They even used a little bit of drama to act out the process of coastal erosion that formed the shell-shaped Lulworth Cove as we know it today.

The children also learnt about how the sea, a river and the weather have eroded rocks to create stunning landforms including one of the most famous features of the Jurassic Coast, Durdle Door.

It was a real pleasure accompanying them on this trip to end this half term!

Please enjoy a gallery of photos below:

One comment on “Our trip to Lulworth Cove

  1. Bella -Rose 🌹 says:

    It was so fun I loved it ! ! ! Although it was cold I had fun and I hope evry body else had fun too! From Bella !!!😄😁🙂

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