Year 11’s Splashtastic River Day

In order to collect data for their controlled assessment, the Year 11 Geographers spent the day climbing in and out of the River Ravensbourne – a tributary of the River Thames.  The group were mapping how the cross section, velocity, gradient and sediment changed as we travelled from the source in Bromley down to the mouth in Brookmill Park.

Each group worked well together and some even invented their own methods to collect data. There was water sampling, deposition measuring and numerous inventive ways of recording surface velocity. The non-floating orange was a particular favourite of mine!  In spite of some early setbacks, the whole group worked well together and came back with a fantastic set of results.

A great day wading Year 11 – well done!