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Clearwell Mining caves Trip

Wednesday 13th October 6 Students and 2 members of staff went on a science trip to Clearwell mining caves in The Forest Of Dean.

For thousands of years iron ore has been mined at Clearwell Caves. You can still meet a Free Miner here; men whose ancient birthright entitles them to dig for minerals within the Hundred of St Briavels and the Royal Forest of Dean.

In science the students have been learning about extraction of metals so this trip tied in nicely with their learning.

We journeyed on an exciting, real caving activity, our Deep Level visit offered physical and challenging trails combined with spectacular mine workings and a fascinating history. We ventured down holes named the corkscrew, rabbit hole and then the mouse-hole!!

All students did really well and conquered some of  their fears.

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