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Year 8 Geographers learning about geology and the use of rocks visited the cement works and quarry in Clitheroe on Tuesday.

Michael and Paul, who have both worked there for many years, gave an interesting and informed tour of the whole site, explaining the different grades of limestone and the blend of materials used in cement production.

They took students to look at every aspect of the site from the loading bays to the kiln and store as well as the amazing control room with its robotic tester of samples. Year 8 were fantastic, as usual, and asked excellent questions.

A really excellent insight into our local industry and the use of limestone. Thanks to Hansons’ Cement for organising the tour, Michael and Paul for their time and the great goody bags.