Sytchampton Endowed Primary School

Event - Bell Boating with Year 4

2 July 2013

Year 4 went bell boating on the canal. Everyone really enjoyed the team work and skill required to navigate the bell boat along the Droitwich canals and locks.

It was an amazing outdoor classroom we chanted times tables, looked at habitats along the canal and also the engineering involved in canal building.

We learnt:

  • Teamwork and listening.
  • Co-ordination and balance.
  • The difference between canals and rivers.
  • Habitats along the canal bank.
  • Engineering of the canal system.
  • Navigating locks.
  • Chanting timestables and counting our rowing strokes.
  • Endurance!

Meeting up on the canal bank.
Listening carefully to Andy.

All smiles as we're ready to go.
Setting off...

Navigating tunnels.
Navigating the reed beds.

Understanding the engineering of the lock system.
Passing through the lock.

A well earned lunch break.
A long row back - chanting our times tables as we went along.