10th April 2018
Having won a Schools Competition to pose questions to Sir David Attenborough, A Level Geology students from York College were delighted to be chosen to take part in a Q&A session at the Yorkshire Museum.
The students questioned Sir David about his work with fossils, a lesser-known area of his work. After the Q&A session they were over the moon to have the opportunity to meet him properly, and to see him officially open the Museum’s ‘Yorkshire’s Jurassic World’ exhibition.
There was a chance to explore the Yorkshire Museum, including their use of Virtual Reality in the Jurassic World exhibition.
Genevieve Steele, (formerly of Manor C of E Academy) is studying A Level Geology, Early Modern History and Law at York College, she rated the day as: "the highlight of her A Level Geology course and her time at York College so far', adding: "The Q&A session with Sir David Attenborough was absolutely surreal and was one of the best experiences of my life - it is a memory I will share forever with my good friends and classmates. I doubt any other field trip could beat this experience."
A Level Geology tutor, Jon Hickson, described the Q&A session, meeting Sir David Attenborough and seeing the exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum as a ‘highlight of the academic year’. He said: “It was the best day and the students and I will remember it fondly for years to come. We were also delighted to receive a letter from Sir David, thanking us for taking part.”