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Younger Generation

For Schools

The mineral products industry recognises the value of devoting time and resources to working with schools and colleges. Few other industries can offer quite the same educational scope – from earth sciences and environmental issues through to STEM subjects, geography, history and much more. Quarries have been described as the “finest outdoor classrooms” because of the rich opportunities they offer for out-of-the-classroom learning. The industry is experienced in hosting school visits for a variety of age groups. If you require help with contacting a local operator, please contact We can also help facilitate provision of data on sustainability and economic issues, plus case studies on topical areas such as recycling, carbon reduction and increasing biodiversity, that will bring lessons to life.

Stay Safe Campaign

Every year, young people are injured and sometimes tragically killed while playing in quarries, marine wharves and other operations around the UK. MPA’s Stay Safe campaign has been set up to explain the dangers of treating quarries as playgrounds or places to hang out with friends.

Teachers and youth leaders are vital partners in the campaign and their support can help us save lives. Safety education is an increasingly important element of the National Curriculum, particularly within PSHE and Citizenship. Our school resources can be downloaded or provided in hard copy and we help can facilitate a visit to your school - contact


The Mineral Products industry offers one of the most diverse range of careers of any sector. From school leavers and graduates to experienced operatives, those returning to work or changing careers, to business leaders, there are roles for everyone within the industry.

To find out more visit the Minerals Matter website.