On the River Wye
Our Year 8s boldly braved the wind and the rain this week to undertake a study of the River Wye as part of their Common Entrance exam. Having unpacked everything off the minibus and walked to the river, the boys first measured its speed by racing oranges over a distance of 10 metres. This was done six times in order to ensure a reliable result, and the boys had a great time seeing whose orange would emerge triumphant! The boys then gathered results on the width and the depth of the river using tape measures and metre rulers by holding the tape measure across the width of the river and measuring every 0.2 metres. All the boys thoroughly enjoyed this part, especially those boys who had donned the wetsuits and waded into the river itself!
Overall, the boys had a great excursion and gained a valuable geographical insight that will serve them well in their upcoming Common Entrance.