Exploring Durham’s riverbanks

Youngsters at Durham Riverbanks
Youngsters at Durham Riverbanks
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YOUNGSTERS from Durham have been exploring the city’s riverbanks.

Pupils from Gilesgate Primary School observed local wildlife under the expert guidance of Julie Gannon Gowland, from Durham Cathedral’s Woodlands and Riverbanks team.

She said: “We encourage teachers to bring their pupils to the Cathedral for all kinds of educational trips and we cover lots of areas of the curriculum.

“The woodland and riverbanks surrounding the Cathedral provide a wonderful space to learn about wildlife and nature, but we also do outdoor maths, literacy and art using the scenery around us as inspiration.”

Headteacher, Mark Turner, added: “Coming to the Cathedral is exciting for the children and getting to take part in outdoor education sessions is very important.”