HORTON KIRBY- YEAR 4 TRIP
River Study Day
The children had a fabulous time at Horton Kirby Environmental Centre on Friday 10th March. Despite the cold weather, they had fun and learnt a lot from the engaging activities.
In the morning, we walked through the village and down to the River Darent. After a fun game of Pooh Sticks by the weir, we then walked along the river to test which current would have the fastest flow of water. Finally, we had a paddle in the water and did some pond dipping for river creatures before we headed back to the centre for a much-earned lunch and well needed change of clothes.
In the afternoon, the teachers at the centre showed us a model of a river then we made our own using mud on a board with water and lego as flood defences. This helped us to understand how erosion effects the land and a dam/weir works. Then we learnt about permeable and impermeable rocks and looked at some maps of the river landscape and surrounding areas.
Overall, it was a very fun and informative day. Thank you to the knowledgable centre teachers Mr Bond and Mr Berry. We are glad the children enjoyed and engaged in this activity and are confident that this trip helped enhance their learning experience.