Year 5 Geography Trip on the River Fal

In May, Year 5 pupils enjoyed a Geography field trip exploring the River Fal.

 

They boarded rafted Canadian canoes and paddled from Loe Beach to Malpas, stopping for a picnic lunch on the way. Their expert guides taught them about the changes in the river as it travels its final few miles to the sea.

 

The children were able to learn some of the history of the estuary from Roman times to the present day, including the vital part it played during the Second World War D Day Landings and how it is used today for pleasure, shipping and mussel farming. They also inspected the riverbank to see the tidal heights and saw wildlife including crabs, white egrets, herons and fish.

 

How lucky they are to have such an outdoor ‘classroom’ close at hand to reinforce what they have learned in the classroom!

 

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