Wheal Jane Group

First Italian visitors to Wheal Jane

Italian students visit Wheal JaneThirty Italian students and staff from the Mercator English Language Training School based in St Austell completed the first of three field trips based on their chosen theme of sustainability last week.

The event, aimed at presenting the history and development of the Wheal Jane site as an Earth Science Park, and the historical significance of mining to Cornwall both past and present, began with a talk to the group at the Cornwall College campus in Newquay.

The group then travelled to Wheal Jane where they were able to see the site and some of the business activities taking place, including mining analysis for clients worldwide, a mine water treatment installation and Cornish tin jewellery production.

Giving language students an explanation of why ‘wheel’ was spelt ‘wheal’ was an interesting early topic of conversation!

27th July 2017

 

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