Potash finds are examined by pupils

STUDENTS took time out from lessons to examine potash uncovered from test drilling as part the project to create a new mine in the area.

A-level students from Fyling Hall School, near Whitby, were invited to a site visit by York Potash.

The six-formers, who are all studying physics or chemistry A-levels, witnessed live drilling at the company’s temporary drilling site at Raikes Lane and inspected extracted potash cores.

The group also enjoyed a guided tour around the site with Tristan Pottas, York Potash’s project geologist.

Mr Pottas said: “We really enjoyed hosting the students and it was encouraging to see their enthusiasm and interest in the project. We hope the visit provided them with a good understanding of our work, the local geology and some of the jobs that would be created.”