We have started British Science Week with a terrific day out at the Longshaw Estate.
After starting out in the Discovery Centre for some activities focussing on the area, we moved outside to begin the learning trail. Rachel and Ruth from the National Trust led us through a wide range of science as we followed the water down Burbage Brook. From sketching the landscape, identifying plants with keys, finding Hairy Marys, using quadrats, collecting specimens, looking at filtering water to many other things it was a wonder that we had any time to stop for lunch.
Following a refuel, we entered Padley Woods heading back to school. A couple of frogs and the amazing money tree grabbed our attention, but we completed the walk that totalled just under 5 miles.
A lot of walking, a lot of learning and a lot of laughing – a quality day all round.