Halswell Quarry

Kylie Meyer |

June 10, 2024

On Friday 7th June, Kei 1 students explored Halswell Quarry. For many of the students it was their first time at Halswell Quarry. They were impressed by the quarry rock face, the different types of rocks they could see and how old the rocks were. Jen and Tracy were our environmental educators who taught us about how Banks Peninsula was formed and how the rock was removed from the quarry and used to build roads and buildings in Christchurch. The students had a challenge of constructing their own sturdy rock wall using the Halswell stone. We also enjoyed walking through the wetland area. Here, we learned about different native plants and how they were traditionally used in the past.