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Dunnottar Primary school are running a project for P5 and 6 about the geology of Stonehaven. The museum was delighted when we were approached by Christina Wells, a teacher at Dunnottar, enquiring whether we could help out with this project. One of our main displays highlights the complex and fascinating geological structures in Stonehaven bay. With the help of Peter Craig who has published works on the stones found on Stonehaven beach a mini field study was quickly put together. 36 pupils arrived at the museum on Monday 16th June and they spent half of their time in museum where George Strang and Jim Bruce explained the artefacts on display and then the rest of the time was spent on the beach where Peter pointed out the different stones to be found and encouraged the pupils to act as amateur geologists by using coloured identity cards. We hope the pupils enjoyed themselves and learnt something new. We are always priviliged when we can help out local schools.

Letters from the children can be viewed in the attached pdf file.

Geology 1Geology 2

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