We were expecting heavy downpours but, in the end, they never materialised and a light drizzle was not enough to dampen the spirits of the Year 4s as they traversed Epping Forest in search of the source and tributaries to Debden Brook. They were investigating how the depth and width of the river varies up and downstream as well as how sediment and river load varies. The forest setting of course provided many other learning opportunities and interesting things to see and discuss. Wellies were a must as the boys waded through the river with measuring tape and metre ruler in hand. Only a few boys dropped their clipboards into the river… Thanks to all at Epping Forest Field Study Centre who provided excellent guidance and knowledge through the forest and river. The day was an excellent opportunity for the boys to put what they have learnt in the classroom into a real-life setting. Most of the boys returned home with dry socks but all returned with a greater understanding of river environments and a greater enthusiasm to explore nature. Well done, Year 4!
Mr Strinati – Junior School Teacher