Education and Schools
The National Stone Centre offers a varied programme to support school visits. Students can take part in a number of different activities. School visits can be arranged for any day except Christmas Day and New Years Day.
Schools can select from these activities according to their curriculum needs and the time they have available. The content can be varied to suit all age ranges and ability levels from pre-school to adult. A guided visit to a viewpoint overlooking a working quarry – usually the highpoint of the visit for many students - can also be arranged.
Schools can take part in one of our 'Treasure in the Rocks' day events when students can sample several of the activities – these are usually held on Wednesdays but other weekdays may be possible by prior arrangement.
Educational Use of Aggregate Sites
This report contains 230 pages of educational material about rocks, quarries, environment, useful contacts, vocational information, examples of lesson plans and more - now available online.
If you have any comments on its content please email them to the Director of the National Stone Centre at nsc@
For each visit, schools will need to check by telephone that the date of their chosen visit is available. A downloadable School Booking Form (pdf file) can be printed out and completed and then returned to the National Stone Centre.