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  Make some amazing discoveries about Leighton Buzzard’s special sand as you follow Wizza the sand wasp on a journey around the quarries of Leighton Buzzard. Click on the headings below to find out more, play some games or download pictures to colour in. Or test yourself with a sandy wordsearch.  
Who worked in the sand industry?
  Meet the families who first began to quarry sand in the Leighton Buzzard area. Discover the Dobbers, who had the back-breaking job of digging out the sand before the days of heavy machines.
Rocks and Relics – geology and archaeology
  Travel back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth, Bedfordshire was covered by a warm shallow sea and the sand was laid down. See some photos of amazing relics that have been found in quarries, and discover what they can help us learn about the people that used to live in the Leighton Buzzard area.
Sandpit Sites
  Find out where the sand quarries in the Leighton Buzzard area are, then follow the sand on its journey from the quarry to the customer. Discover more about the dangers in a quarry and how to stay safe. Learn about what happens to the big hole in the ground when all the sand has been dug.
  sand pit
Trucks and Transport
  Meet the machines, both past and present that take the sand to where it needs to go. From horse and cart, and boats and trains, to the huge tankers of today.
Uses of Sand
  What is all this sand used for? From TVs to bricks, from paint to football pitches, some of the uses of sand may really surprise you. Dig up some amazing facts about how sand is used in your home, or challenge yourself with a wordsearch.
Wonderful Wildlife!
  Quarries make excellent places for wildlife to live. Old quarries may even be turned into nature reserves. Say hello to some of the amazing creatures that make their home in a sand quarry.
  Have you become a sand expert? Why not test your knowledge with a sandy quiz and see what you’ve discovered.
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