Class 5 had a wonderful time exploring the river Ribble from its source to its mouth!
Starting at Ribblehead Viaduct we explored the source of the River Ribble, the surrounding land and the viaduct itself. Then jumping back on the bus, we travelled to Horton-in-Ribblesdale where we found the river to have increased in size quite significantly. We then followed the river looking for meanders, tributaries, areas of erosion/depostion as well as evidence of flood management. After having our dinner in the Old Primary School we watched a video showing the full length of the River Ribble from the mouth to the source, and then had a go at some problem solving activities based around finding out river speed. The day ended with a scientific game of 'Pooh Sticks' with sadly not many sticks making it a couple of metres past the start line!
Well done to all the children who braved the breif hail, rain and snow showers, luckily the sun shone for most of the walk! Thank you also to Anthea Hanson from the Yorkshire Dales Millenium Trust for organising the trip, it is very much appreciated!