Nantwich children are geologists for the day, thanks to GeoSmart Information

Youngsters at a Nantwich primary school enjoyed a lesson about geology after an expert from leading environmental consultancy GeoSmart Information led a special lesson.

St Oswald’s CofE Primary School hosted the session for the children in years 3 and 4, with hydrogeologist Jack Croft helping them as they learned about geology in their science curriculum.

They were shown a range of rock samples and other specimens and were shown how drilling works on site. The children also learned about different rock types and properties, as well as the daily work of a geologist. They also got to try on some safety gear.

Jack, who joined GeoSmart in March, said: “We had a lot of fun, looking at the samples I took in and the children also interviewed afterwards and they asked some hard-hitting questions. I hope they learned something new about geology and that I could have inspired someone to take it up as a career when they are older.”

Mrs Jo Cliffe, interim principal at the school, said: “Our Key Stage 2 children were delighted to receive a visit from Jack Crofts. Not many children have the opportunity to hear about the crucial work of a geologist. They were able to gain an understanding of the physical features that we see every day. Many of the children are so enthused, wanting to explore a career as a scientist.”

GeoSmart Information is a UK leader in producing proprietary flood data. It has a strong technical base and a successful flood and environmental reports business used by commercial enterprises and in millions of domestic conveyances.

Its data is already relied on by multiple sectors, from millions of home-owners to corporate entities and public sector operators, and the data have supported research by the Climate Change Committee (CCC), the UK’s independent adviser on tackling climate change.