A river runs through it

This week, Form 6 went down to Horton Kirby to carry out some geography field work.

The aim was to create a profile of the River Darent. At various sites along the river, the children recorded the river's width, depths and wetted perimeter.

They then collected rocks and stones from the river bed to investigate the size and roundness of the bed load. They measured the stones they collected then used a scale to determine the roundness. This gave the children an indication of the type of rock found and the level of erosion occurring. Furthermore, the children worked out the river velocity and the river's discharge.

The children thoroughly enjoyed being in the river and doing practical learning. They were very well prepared and they all did a fantastic job recording the information.
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