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Monster machines at quarry get thumbs up from Norton St Philip school pupils

By Somerset Standard  |  Posted: January 04, 2014

Children from Norton St Philip get up close to the massive machinery on a  visit to Moon Hill Quarry

Children from Norton St Philip get up close to the massive machinery on a visit to Moon Hill Quarry

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LUCKY pupils at Norton St Philip school got to don their wellies and visit Moon Hill Quarry before they broke up for the Christmas holidays.

The children of Kingfisher class wrapped up warm for the visit and got the chance to take part in rock testing, science experiments and have a quarry tour.

When the children got over the shock about the amount of mud, and the size of the quarry vehicles, they had a great time looking around and learning how a quarry works.

Some of the pupils even got the chance to be present when a section of the quarry was blasted.

A school spokeswoman said: "For those lucky children that saw the explosion, it was the highlight of the term."

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