Last week, Year 5 visited the River Dour at Kearsney Abbey with the White Cliffs Countryside Partnership. Martha and Matilda taught us lots of facts about the river, how it is chalk based and what animals can be found in it. The children were tasked with building a raft that would float along the river and we raced these, much to the children's excitement. After this, we had the opportunity to pond dip and the children collected lots of animals which they sorted into trays. We talked about the importance of caring for our rivers and protecting their future. The children will take this learning back to class as a hook for their new unit, Water World, and next week we will visit the Nailbourne to compare the two rivers.