We were so privileged to be able to spend a stunning day at Spirits Bay and climbing Maunga Piko. Our Year 7 and 8 students spent time talking to Richard and Kyle (our GNS scientists) and thinking deeply about how the landforms around Spirits Bay were formed. We found out that there are areas of old (65 million year old) rock from the ocean floor that has been scraped over a younger series of rock. So if we were to cut into a mountain, we would find layers of old rock, then younger rock then older rock again. Very interesting.
The younger students spent the day playing fun fitness games on the sand and collected treasures to inspect under the microscope and wrote poems about the area. Fun was had by all!