The River Esk Plaque Trail with P2/3

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P2/3 had a fantastic day out on Monday 25th April when they discovered more about the history of Musselburgh and the River Esk from Nick Aitken, an East Lothian Ranger who accompanied the class on the River Esk Plaque Trail. At the start of our river adventure Nick gave each child a special trail map which we used to find our way from the mouth of the river up into the Grove. We followed the different bridges and were very surprised to count eight in total! At certain points along our river walk we found special plaques which represent some important events and people in Musselburgh’s history. We worked with a partner or in a small group to take rubbings of these plaques and then we looked at the words below them to find out what the special message was so that we could download our certificate of completion. Nick told us all about the different birds, animals and other wildlife that can be found living in and nearby the River Esk. We all agreed that this was a really special and memorable outdoor learning experience for us all.

The River Esk Plaque Trail with P2/3 on PhotoPeach