Investigating the Thames at Greenwich KS3

This programme provides pupils with an opportunity to use, explore and experience their local environment.

Session 1

Pupils gain fieldwork skills on the riverside and foreshore by collecting environmental data (velocity, temperature, pH, turbidity and dissolved oxygen), in addition to recording key features (meanders, erosion, deposition, transportation, island formation and tides). Pupils then gather evidence of human impacts by collecting historic artefacts to find out about land use change.

Session 2

Using past and present data sources pupils will investigate local settlement patterns and land use change, and will develop different hypotheses for these changes.




Full day programme – 4 hours plus half an hour for lunch. Half day’s available on request.

Learning Objective

Please send us your learning objectives in advance of your trip so we can tailor the programme to your requirements.

Please help us preserve London’s heritage by not taking artefacts from the foreshore

Please read our artefact policy