Last Thursday, an intrepid team of young geographers from Form 3 headed to Danby Moors Centre to carry out a river investigation in a tributary of the River Esk.

The pupils were able to observe some of the river features that they haddanby moors learned about in class last term, and witnessed erosion and deposition in action on a meander in the river. They recorded data, including width and depth of the channel and time taken for an object to float a measured distance, and also collected and identified freshwater invertebrates and used them to indicate water quality. Along the way we also learned a lot about the North York Moors National Park from our very knowledgeable guides. All this and the sun shone too!

We had a great afternoon out and would like to thank Robert and Lizzie from The Moors Centre and Mrs Locker for driving the minibus and accompanying us.

Mrs Richardson

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