GOATHLAND school pupils spent Wednesday morning splashing around in a stream as part of a science project with help from the North York Moors.
Key stage 2 children from Goathland Primary School took a field trip to nearby Eller Beck to study the river’s habitat and biodiversity.
Teacher Cathy Bennion said: “We are doing a science topic on local habitats, so we have studied trees and we have moved on to the river as a comparison.
“This is our outdoor classroom today and it provides the children with first hand opportunities to explore science in the real world rather than on a computer screen.
“They enjoy being outside and doing hands-on practical activities.”
Heather McNiff, education officer at Danby Moors Centre, was on-hand to help out the children with their experiments, as part of a free service to engage with local schools.
She said: “We have 26 primary schools in the national park boundaries and we offer them a free activity once a year to ensure we work with them all.
“We do a lot of activities and we have schools from around the country visit us, so Grosmont asked if I could help with the river survey and give them a little bit more expertise in that area.”