“What is Galley’s Gill?” “Where is it?” “Why has it been given different names on different maps through the ages?” These are some of the questions we explored using videos, maps, photos and anecdotes from local residents.    

We got plenty of “liquid sunshine” for our field trip to Rainton Meadows to meet the Durham Wildlife Trust team and take our first steps at navigating and making sense of a landscape, including all the amazing wildflowers and the reasons for their curious names! We had the opportunity to try out our new skills…

Our first task was to use aerial maps of our school to work out where best to create a wildflower meadow. We then marked the spots that we liked and compared our choices with our classmates. We were fortunate to (mostly!) all agree on the strip of barren earth along the edge of our play…

At the start of our 2017/18 Spring Term we were delighted to help launch the pilot project Lost Landscapes and Learning in our home city of Sunderland! We began with an Assembly that took us on a journey through time along the banks of our River Wear! We learned that so much of our landscape…

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