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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.

Sir David Attenborough QAWEB

There was a chance to explore the Yorkshire Museum, including their use of Virtual Reality in the Jurassic World exhibition.

Jurassic World - Yorkshire MuseumWEB

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."

Sir David Attenborough trip - Yorkshire MuseumWEB

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.”

Letter from David AttenboroughWEB


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