Chestnut and Sycamore Class spent a morning on Wednesday on the River Kennet at Stone Bridge in Marlborough as part of a ‘Water Matters Project’.
The children spent time in the river, collecting kick samples, which they were then able to look at more closely, in trays on the bank to identify some of the invertibrates and fish living in the water. They learned that this is a healthy river and is full of wildlife, we also found evidence of water voles which live in the bank. Anna from the ARK (Action for River Kennet) Project told us there are also Beavers living on the river.
The children also learned about the importance of saving water and how wasting water can mean that the river drys up and the wildlife in and around it will be affected.
Everyone had a fantastic time, learned lots and enjoyed being able to get into the river, even though it was deeper than most of our wellington boots!