River In A Box
We were very lucky to be joined in school by some visitors from Hull University’s Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences. All the children took part in four different workshops, looking at the causes and impact of flooding. We learnt about flooding from a local perspective and we were even able to try out a virtual reality flood simulation tool. The highlight was the river in a box demonstration which gave us a hands-on experience of how a flood happens and the effects on the landscape.
Trip To London
As part of our topic this term, we have been exploring the topical issue of pollution in our oceans, and in particular thinking about the over-use of disposable plastics and the damage being caused to ocean life.
We were lucky enough to be invited by the Hull and East Riding Children’s University to visit the Houses of Parliament to learn more about the democratic process, and how we can put our views and concerns across to the government via our local MP.
We had a fantastic day, seeing the sights of our capital city and then exploring the Houses of Parliament.
Field Trip to Tophill Low Nature Reserve
We were invited by Yorkshire Water to spend a day at Tophill Low nature reserve, just outside Driffield. The children went on a nature trail through a section of the woodland, were taught about pond-dipping and had the chance to use binoculars to spot birds on the reservoir from the large bird hide. All in all, it was a very enjoyable and informative day and we were very grateful to our nature guide from Yorkshire Water.