John Ruskin School

Year 7  students from John Ruskin HS spent a day learning about freshwater invertebrates and how they are used as indicators of water quality.

The morning began with a presentation to show how invertebrates are adapted to life in freshwater. The class walked down to the lake and sampled in both Church Beck and Yewdale Beck. A few invertebrates were taken back to school so the students could take a closer study of them through microscopes. Observations and sketches were made too.

It was a successful day all round, the invertebrates were all returned, the students had fun learning outdoors and produced some great work which will be carried on into Year 8. Read more about the day