On Wednesday 23rd November, Mr Towe and Mr Waters had the pleasure of accompanying Charlie, Josh, Toby and Chase (in Y6) to the offices of The Westcountry Rivers Trust (WRT), in Stoke Climsland.
The purpose of the visit was to do a presentation to their members of staff about the Water Warriors project we took part in last June. This STEM funded project, in collaboration with the WRT, allowed pupils to explore aspects of the River Tamar from source to where it meets the sea and developed their understanding of habitats, water quality, uses of the river, the water cycle and food chains.
The project involved a variety of off site visits and field studies, providing pupils with an exciting and unique opportunity to explore practical scientific techniques while working with related professionals.
The impact of the project has been immensely positive and wide ranging. The opportunity to work alongside experts, conducting real and purposeful experiments, has deepened pupils’ understanding about the role of science and its application in the workplace and particularly the outdoors.
On Wednesday, the boys very eruditely talked through a photographic slide show and then shared their booklets with the staff and talked about what they’d learnt.