Geography Trip to Dartmoor
We have enjoyed a really busy first half to the Autumn Term.
Yesterday we visited Dartmoor to observe the growth and development of the River Meavy. We looked at the head of the stream at Princetown and then at the middle stages of the river above Burrator. As part of our Geography learning, we measured the cross section of the river and then observed the water flow speed. As part of our History learning, we also looked at the leat built during the times of Sir Francis Drake. Although the leat is now dry, we were able to follow its path through the woods below the dam at Burrator. The leat was built to serve the town of Plymouth with water.