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College students get a taste of work at the coalface

(from left) Northumberland County Councillor Scott Dickinson, who accompanied the College party on their visit, Gemma Dickenson of The Banks Group, and the group from James Calvert Spence College.

(from left) Northumberland County Councillor Scott Dickinson, who accompanied the College party on their visit, Gemma Dickenson of The Banks Group, and the group from James Calvert Spence College.

Students have gone from the classroom to the coalface to learn more about modern mining.

Banks Mining invited nine Year 12 geology students from James Calvert Spence College in Amble to its Shotton surface mine near Blagdon.

They heard about mining operations, the creation of landform Northumberlandia, which used 1.5 million tonnes of stone, clay and soil from the site, and health, safety and environmental procedures.

The group was accompanied by teacher Peter Fleet and county councillor Scott Dickinson, who chairs Northumberland’s Health and Wellbeing Board.

 

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