P5/6 Visit the River Tyne at Ormiston

  Primary 5/6 River Visit

    On Wednesday the 9th June we went to the River Tyne with the ranger, Richard English. When we were there, we measured the depth, width and speed of the river. We also compared it to the mouth of the river in Dunbar. It was different because the mouth was much wider than the Tyne in Ormiston and it was deeper too. To measure the depth of the river, Richard had a measuring stick and measured four different places, then averaged it by adding the measurements, then dividing it by 4. To measure the width, we had a measuring tape and had 1 person at one side and Richard at the other holding it. To measure the speed of the river we had a rubber duck race track 10 metres long and put 4 ducks at the deeper track, then had 4 ducks at the shallower part. We figured out that the shallower part of the river flowed quicker than the deeper part.

      Whilst we were there, we did a litter pick and got bag loads of litter.  We all had lots of fun and learned a lot.

                                            Hayley  Flanagan