Education packs for geological sites - self led

Gloucestershire Geology Trust

Huntley Quarry Geology Reserve – Teacher’s Pack

The Huntley Quarry Geology Reserve is intended for use by people of all ages and abilities. Gloucestershire Geology Trust have prepared a basic teachers pack aimed at Key Stage 3.

The Huntley Quarry Teacher’s Pack includes:


Robinswood Hill Country Park

Robinswood Hill Country Park

Robinswood Hill Country Park – Teacher’s Pack

The Robinswood Hill Geology trail is intended for use by people of all ages and abilities, although, it should be noted that the Geology Trail has several steep and muddy climbs. Gloucestershire Geology Trust have prepared a basic teachers pack aimed at Key Stage 3.

The Robinswod Hil Teacher’s Pack includes:

Geology and landscape learning programmes offered to school groups at venues in the Geopark

Wyre Forest Discovery Centre

Rocks and Soils – Key stages 1 and 2

Children learn, through fun activities, how rocks and soils are formed, their importance in everyday life, and their influence in shaping the forest we enjoy today. The properties of different rocks are investigated by making predictions and carrying out trials. The children are invited to try to make their own soil in the forest. Extend your visit by following the geological timeline and leading a soil habitat activity on a self-led basis in the afternoon.

Severn Valley Country Park

River Study – Key stages 1 & 2

The study of a river system, along with its flora and fauna can be both interesting and informative. The powerful effects of water erosion, and the opportunities for wildlife these create, can easily be seen along the banks of the River Severn. In addition, several smaller streams flow through the park and these can be traced from source to the Severn. The river’s importance as a trade route to the sea has had an effect on our national development, and its support of wildlife is vital to biodiversity locally.

Scavenger hunt – Key stages 1 & 2

This is a simple activity in which children are given a list of things to find and collect. The list can include shapes or colours as well as naturally occurring objects such as feathers and leaves. This is an excellent way of getting children of all ages to look more closely at their environment, while at the same time enjoying themselves outdoors. It also promotes good observation skills.  The activity can be altered to accommodate the children’s age and ability. For older children, lists can be made more complex to add greater interest to the exercise.

Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum

Fossil fun! – Reception, Key stage 1 and 2 and SEN groups

This activity encourages children to explore and handle their wonderful collection of fossils, rocks and minerals. They will have the opportunity to sort the specimens, make charcoal observation drawings, and create a clay fossil reincarnation. After looking at the tools of the geologist (and dressing up!) teams will be able to make exploding volcanoes, and experiment with volcanic lava.

Schools, Sixth Forms and Universities

Listed below are schools and sixth forms in or close to the Geopark who offer geology as a subject. Also listed are the universities closest to the Geopark who have Earth Science departments.


Geology GCSE and A-level

GCSE /A2 Level
Oldbury Wells School , Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 5JD
Tel: 01746 765454
A2 Level
Bridgnorth Endowed School, Northgate, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4ER
Tel: 01746 762103
A2 Level
King Edward VI College, Stourbridge, DY8 1TD
Tel: 01384 398100
Old Winford Hospital, Heath Lane, Stourbridge, DY8 1QX
Tel: 01384 817300
AS Level
Haybridge High School and Sixth Form, Brake Lane, Hagley, DY8 2XS
Tel: 01562 886213
A2 / AS level
Hagley Catholic High School, Brake Lane, Hagley, DY8 2XL
Tel: 01562 883193
Ludlow College, Castle Square, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1GD
Tel: 01584 872846
AS / A – Level
Worcester Sixth Form College, Spetchley Road, Worcester, WR5 2LU
Tel: 01905 362600
The Chantry School, Martley, Worcester, WR6 6QA
Tel: 01886 887100
Hereford Sixth form College, Folly Lane, Hereford, HR1 1LU
Tel: 01432 355166
AS / A – Level
John Kyrle High School, Ledbury Road, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 7ET
Tel: 01989 764358
GCSE / A – Level
Sir Thomas Rich’s School, Oakleaze, Longlevens, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 0LF
Tel: 01452 338400
A – Level (only offered if there is enough demand)
Cheltenham Bournside School & Sixth Form College, Warden Hill Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 3EF
Tel: 01242 235555
AS Level
Cirencester College, FosseWay, Stroud Road, Cirencester, GL7 1XA
Tel: 01285 640994


Bachelor of Science Degree

  • BSc (Hons) Geology
  • MSci (Hons) Geology
  • MSci (Hons) Geology with an International Year
  • BSc (Hons) Environmental Geology
  • MSci (Hons) Environmental Geology
  • MSci (Hons) Environmental Geology with an International Year
  • BSc (Hons) Geology and Physical Geography
  • MSci (Hons) Geology and Physical Geography
  • BSc (Hons) Palaeobiology and Palaeoenvironments
  • MSci (Hons) Palaeobiology and Palaeoenvironments

Birmingham University, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT
Tel: 0121 414 3344

  • BSc Geology
  • MSci Geology
  • BSc Geophysics
  • MSci Geophysics
  • BSc Environmental Geoscience
  • MSci Environmental Geoscience
  • MSci Geology with Study Abroad
  • MSci Environmental Geoscience with Study Abroad
  • BSc Geology and Biology
  • MSci Palaeontology and Evolution

Bristol University, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TH
Tel: 0117 928 9000

BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences
The Open University