Canals and Rivers Workshop - Year 4

Lesson: Geography

Class: Year 4 Year: 2021 - 2022

The children took part in a workshop led by the Canals and Rivers Trust today. They really impressed Katie with their knowledge of rivers and learnt about the differences between rivers and canals, the history of canals and thought about the pros and cons of living near a river or canal. They used a sandpit to build a mini canal and some of the children even got to dress up as canal workers! Have a look at some pictures of the day below.

The Canals and Rivers Trust website has a Children's section which contains information, art challenges and games. Why not have a look using the link below.

Online games about canals and rivers | Canal & River Trust (

St Mary's Birchley Catholic Primary School

Birchley Road, Billinge, Nr Wigan,

Lancashire WN5 7QJ

Main Contact: Mrs Janet Ollerton

SENDCO Contact: Mrs Andrea Hymers

Tel: 01744 678610