Year Five River Investigation
Last week, Year Five had an incredibly busy day following the River Anton from its source to its mouth as part of the River Test. It was a fabulous day, the sun shone and we were blessed with stunning views throughout the day.
We were lucky enough to stomp up through the old watercress beds to observe the source of the river, kick sample to investigate how healthy the river was near the source and learn the history of the Anton Lakes. We then boarded our coach and followed the river as it joined as a tribuatory of the River Test, before heading to a local fish farm to observe the river at work.
After a beautiful walk along the river and a hasty lunch in the barn! we found ourselves coach bound again, following the Test as it flowed through Romsey before heading to Totton to witness it hard at work at Eling Tide Mill, powering the mill to grind the wheat and produce flour. The visit culminated in watching the River flow out to join Southampton Waters.
A lovely, interesting Geography day with a fabulous group of children! Perfect x