River study

Posted: 7th May 2019

As part of their science curriculum Year 5 visited The Boxmoor Trust to study the River Bulbourne. They learnt all about the water cycle and then examined the River Bulbourne more closely. This is a river with good water quality (they tested it) and it isn’t too polluted considering it’s location (again tested). The river rises the other side of Berkhamsted and flows until it meets the River Gade. The two then flow together to Heathrow, where they join up with The Thames and then on to the sea. The River Bulbourne has been used by man for thousands of years and man has had an impact on the river – half of which flows through the Grand Union canal. The boys measured the depth of the river and found some interesting results. I think their favourite part was river dipping, which again showed what a good quality river The Bulbourne is. Many thanks to Caroline and Helen from The Boxmoor Trust for giving us such a fantastic day.