BEWDLEY Civic Society teamed up with a local school to deliver a successful history project with their pupils.

To celebrate the opening of the Bewdley School and Sixth Form Centre’s new science block, the year seven pupils took a scientific approach to the study of local history by seeking to understand and identify the stone which was used in the building of some of the important historic structures in Bewdley.

Local geologists, Dr Peter Oliver and Mike Preston, who both work with the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark, agreed to lead a workshop and field trip for the pupils, with staff from the school and the Civic Society organisers.

The purpose of the field trip was to view examples of local rock, geology features and a disused quarry in order that the learners could appreciate the changes which had occurred in the local landscape over millions of years and the way in which the stone, used in the construction of the local buildings and structures was formed.

Back in the school, day two of the project was devoted to a consolidation of the knowledge gained from the field trip and finished with learners making group presentations to answer questions set by the geologists.

Barbara Longmore, from Bewdley Civic Society, said: “The young people worked exceptionally hard on the two hottest days of the year, so far – they’re a real credit to the school.”

The pupil’s work from the project will be on display in the Bewdley Museum from Saturday, September 12, to Friday, October 16.