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Schools Geology Challenge

24 May 2023

England, London, Piccadilly, Burlington House and the Royal Acadamy. (Photo by: Dukas/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

The Schools Geology Challenge is an annual competition that offers A-Level students across the UK the chance to showcase their geological knowledge, meet professional geoscientists and student peers, while putting their problem-solving skills to the test.

The final of the competition took place at Burlington House on 23 March 2023 where students competed for a trophy, as well as funding for their school. This year’s problem-solving activity asked students to assess the hazards posed to the fictional town of New Barnes by the volcanic activity of Mt Akingbade. Students then had to create a management plan for these hazards, using a $1billion fund created by the City Council of New Barnes. 

Well done to all the teams that took part in the challenge and congratulations to our winners, Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School, and also to the runners up, The Sixth Form College Farnborough and Runshaw College. 

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