Cornwall School Mining Games 2018

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Monday, March 12, 2018

As King Edward Mine prepares to host the 40th International Mining Games from Thursday 29 March to Saturday 31 March, in partnership with the Camborne School of Mines and the University of Exeter, King Edward Mine is building on its work with schools and families to launch the first ever Cornwall School Mining Games, on Monday 26 March (10am to 4pm).

As a pilot, eight schools have been invited from across Cornwall to compete in very similar events to that of the International Mining Games. The pilot includes the opportunity for those taking part to visit the Camborne School of Mines to find out more about careers in the mining industry, and will support the delivery of science, technology, engineering and maths subjects at school.   

Each school has also been given a set of equipment to practice on and the activities are to include surveying, gold panning and hand drilling.

On the day of the School Games we will also have the International Mining Games students helping, and teams have been ‘twinned’. Schools taking part are being encouraged to find out more about their twinned team and to see how Cornwall has influenced mining internationally.

The renowned artist Kurt Jackson has also very generously donated one of his sculptures, which will be transformed into the winning trophy, and each pupil will also get a medal and certificate for taking part.

Why not come along and give the schools your support at this free event?

Venue: King Edward Mine, Troon, Camborne TR14 9DP