Year 4 Henley River and Rowing Museum Trip

Year 4 took a trip to the River & Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames, and despite the wet conditions, soaked up the sights, got excited about the experiments, and were in awe of the exhibitions. Here’s what some of the boys had to say:

“On the 10th June Year 4 went to Henley River and Rowing Museum. After we arrived, we went on a walk down the Thames to lock Marsh and the weir. During the walk we learnt about different soils. I enjoyed watching the water flow over the gates on the weir. When the walk was over we went into a classroom and did some very very interesting experiments do to with flood plains, places on the Thames, chalk hills and lots more. After the experiments we had lunch. In the In the afternoon we went to the galleries to look at the boats and all the information. Soon the day came to an end and we went back to school. It was a very enjoyable day.”  Oscar 

“I really liked the walk along the toe path. The horse shoe bridge was really cool and so was the weir. I liked learning about how the lock worked. The experiments in the classroom were fun. I enjoyed looking around the galleries and learning things that are new to me. The Wind in the Willows was really fun to look at.”  Tom 

“On 10th June Elstree School Year 4s went to Henley. We went for a walk beside the River Thames. We saw a tributary and a confluence, we stood on a floodplain and jumped up and down. I could feel some rumbling because under flood plains there is water. I went over a bridge and saw shallow water, a lock opening and deep water. It was unfortunate that it was raining. We went into a classroom and I learnt about permeable and impermeable soil. After that we went to the galleries where my grandpa won the Wyfold Challenge Cup. Sadly I couldn’t find it.”  George 

“I enjoyed the rowing machine. I also like the weir and the salmon ladder. The horseshoe bridge was fun to walk over in the rain. I liked the activities and the Wind in the Willows story. It was all really good.”  Sebastian

“We went to Henley River and Rowing Museum. It was a spectacular day!  We started with a lovely, peaceful walk up the Thames, stopping here and there to look at different river features such as an eroded island, a big piece of floodplain and a lock. After that we headed inside to do some experiments, which was amazing! After lunch we went upstairs to the brilliant Wind in the Willows display and then the staggering rowing galleries. It was an awesome day.”  Arthur