Y6 learn about rivers and rowing!

Y6 learn about rivers and rowing!

On Friday 7th June, Year 6 went on a fascinating trip to Henley River & Rowing Museum. Unfortunately, it was a very wet, soggy day for a walk up the river, but the children showed a fabulous growth mindset and learned about the composition of rocks in the Thames Valley and the role they play in shaping the path of the river from its source to its mouth. They also learned about the river’s confluences, where it is joined by its many tributaries, and about the social history of the Thames and the people who live, work and play along the river. They even got the see the lock in action! Y6 took part in five geography workshop sessions within the River and Rowing Museum: they conducted experiments to show the process of erosion and deposition; named and located the major settlements along the Thames; examined various historical artefacts once owned by users of the river; explored a model of a floodplain and observed the effects of human developments on rainwater and run-off. A great time was had by all, and everyone learned lots about the river (and rain!).