Children explore the Yealm estuary in spring


From : Yealmpton Primary School

On 26 May 2010 children from Yealmpton Primary set off to explore the Yealm estuary. The entire school went on the journey from the school on foot. We walked down the river's edge as it meandered through the woods and out into the Yealm estuary. During this journey, the children took photographs, made sketches, collected treasures and explored their surroundings.

It was a beautiful sunny day and the children thoroughly enjoyed being out in their local countryside. Five estuaries form one of the distinctive features of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Wherever you are you are never far from water.

Back at school the children created art work, including a giant weave made by the 6 and 7 year olds. This captures the colours, textures and found objects inspired by the late spring landscape they’d explored together. Thirty six pupils produced the woven wall hanging with Nicky Bailey, one of the AONB 50th Anniversary community projects organisers. The children had fun but also learned about their local estuary and it's importance within the AONB landscape.

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Children explore the Yealm estuary in spring

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