Wooler Day 2
Another brilliant day on the Wooler trip started with a nice hearty breakfast followed by a 20 minute walk to our first environment – the shallow stream in the middle of Wooler Common. We used a technique called ‘Kick sampling’ to look at the animals found in the stream. Our results showed that the stream is a very clean, vurtually pollution free environment which is able to support a wide variety of organisms. Mr Whigfield then lead a nature walk which focussed largely on the wide variety of trees found in the area and re-inforced many of the principles studied previously in Science lessons. After a lovely packed lunch, we went by coach to a rocky shore environment and used quadrats to sample the zones of the lower shore, mid shore and upper shore. Again, the variety of organisms found there was amazing and had the pupils enthralled! Pupils then spent the evening producing a written summary of the day’s activities (helped by our surprise visitor – Mr Lakey!) before relaxing together until lights out. We are very much looking forward to our final ecology session tomorrow morning on Ford Moss and then back to school in time for the usual school buses and a well earned rest for the children over the Easter holidays!