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‘𝘿𝙞𝙨𝙘𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝘽𝙪𝙧𝙧𝙨’
A fieldwork investigation of the Burrs Country Park's human and physical geography and an outdoor study of the site's 36 hectares of countryside, the River Irwell, and its industrial past



Leave the Classroom Behind and 'Discover Burrs'

Adaptable for both KS2 and KS3, this field trip will guide your learners to get to grips with using four-figure grid references alongside two key studies:

Study the following historic buildings and structures within the park, describing their type and purpose whilst considering the reasons for their location:

  • The various mills and supporting infrastructure

  • The waterways, including the canal feeders, weirs, and the aqueduct

  • The workers' cottages

  • The East Lancs Railway

Study the River Irwell through a practical close up investigation involving:

  • Looking at erosion and the changing shape of the river bank

  • Assessing the velocity of the river

  • Learning how the weather affects the river levels

  • Sorting natural and non-natural items found in the river bed

'Discover Burrs' combines a passion for learning with the outdoors and was created by experienced teachers with enjoyable education in mind.

'Really well organised. Children were kept interested and engaged!' - Elton Primary School

We have had the pleasure of sharing'Discover Burrs' with the following schools:

  • Elton Primary School

  • St. Hilda's CofE Primary School, Prestwich

  • Bacup Holy Trinity Stacksteads CofE Primary School

  • Holy Trinity CofE Primary School, Bury

'We had a fantastic time and the children have learnt lots. Thank you all so much!' - St. Hilda's Primary School


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