On Tuesday 13th June (G29 class 1) and Wednesday 14th June (G29 class 2 ) students will undertake a day of Fieldwork at Killhope Lead Mine museum collecting scientific data to support Durham Wildlife Trust water vole project . This will help students to study the distribution of a important, yet declining species and see the impact of habitat quality has on their population.
We are leaving school by coach at 9.30am. So a normal school start time applies.
We expect to return to school between 3.15pm and 3.30pm (please check the website for updates during the day)
Students will need a packed lunch for the day. If your child receives a free school meal, we will provide a packed lunch.
The visit will be outdoors, so students need layers to keep warm. The forecast is dry but a waterproof outdoor coat is needed too. U/V levels are high so a sun hat and sunscreen are need too.
Students will be walking across fields and some uneven ground so comfortable shoes with a decent grip are recommended. Students must wear long trousers for this field work.
Students need to bring their regular kit for the day in a bag as there are exhibits in the site where students can take photographs and make notes using iPads for example.