This package is ideally suited to Irchester Country Park where iron stone quarrying has exposed the Jurassic geology and fossils creating a Regionally Important Geology Site (RIGS) and a unique setting.
This session offers an excellent introduction into the world of geology allowing you to look back in time to discover the rocks, soils and fossils that are under your feet.
It may be possible to arrange a visit to the Irchester Iron Stone Railway Museum at the park, on request (Thursdays only), where there are displays on the ironstone quarrying and steam trains used in the extraction of the ore.
This package can be adapted for FS/KS1 with our Ranger Rex trail and activities linked to dinosaurs and eggs for younger children.
See page 8 of our National Curriculum links document.