Fieldwork at Hamsterley Forest

Falla Park Primary School wished to complete some river studies on Bedburn Beck within Hamsterley Forest. OASES facilitated the visit, helping the staff and pupils to complete kick samples and calculate the biotic index of the river to establish the river quality. 

Pupils also played ’Pooh sticks’ to calculate river speed.

“I’ve never been somewhere like this—I want to come back for my birthday!!”  Pupil—Falla Park Primary

Outdoor and Sustainability Education Service
The EWE Centre,
Esh Winning Primary School
The Wynds, Esh Winning,
Durham, DH7 9BE