Volcanology Lecture

On Friday 16th November, the Upper Fourth enjoyed an interesting and engaging interactive Volcanology lecture by Dr Phil Gravestock from the University of Wolverhampton. They were introduced to an imaginary situation, although based on real volcanic activity, in which the fictional volcano 'Mount Philatubo' began

On Friday 16th November, the Upper Fourth enjoyed an interesting and engaging interactive Volcanology lecture by Dr Phil Gravestock from the University of Wolverhampton. They were introduced to an imaginary situation, although based on real volcanic activity, in which the fictional volcano ‘Mount Philatubo’ began showing signs that it was about to erupt! The girls worked in small groups to make decisions about which surrounding settlements should be evacuated in advance of the eruption and when. Throughout the afternoon, Dr Gravestock also spoke about how volcano monitoring technology has advanced and what the different types of volcanoes are, as well as speaking about some of his personal experiences as a volcanologist. The workshop was a wonderful accompaniment to the Upper Fourth’s work on the ‘Natural Hazards’ topic and was enjoyed by all!

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