Year 13 Chemists took their learning to their Staffordshire Peak District just before Easter. They visited the historic Ecton Mine, donning hard hats to go underground and find some ores. They then returned to the bottom of the peak to carry out some colourful chemistry experiments outdoors, on the topic of transition metals.
The Deep Ecton mine on Ecton Hill has been mined since the Bronze Age and in the 18th century was a major producer of copper. The Ecton Mine Educational Trust was formed promote education in applied geology, mining and mineral extraction.