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It will be just like a journey to the centre of the earth when Roma State College students learn how rocks are formed today in a hands-on event hosted by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA).

Industry experts from Senex Energy will be in the classroom to mentor students undertaking a crystal making experiment and conducting investigations into the rock cycle using limestone and heat.

“Our staff are looking forward to teaching students about the different types of exploration drilling and talking about the great careers available in the resources sector,” Senex community relations manager, Trevor Robertson, said today.

Roma State College Principal Guy Hendriks said having industry people involved helps students understand the connections between their schoolwork and how it can be applied in the real world.

“It’s also very helpful for our students to learn firsthand about the related careers, and how to step onto those career pathways,” Mr Hendriks said.

“It really gives them a head-start in thinking about their subjects for senior school.”

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