Young Geographers Club learn about the 'great flood' of 2014
The Young Geographers Club have been busy this term learning about flooding in the local area, in particular the 'great flood' of February 2014.
On that occasion the lower playing field was completely under water for three days. In response to that event, the Environmental Agency erected a temporary flood barrier around the perimeter of the lower playing field at St George’s Junior School and along Walton Lane. The hope is that this will better protect local houses and the school from flooding in the future.
The children debated what else could be done to help protect the school and the local community if more floods occurred and how they would react to something like the great flood happening again. It was an eye-opening experience for the children.
(On the left: Junior School playing field February 2014. On the right: Temporary flood barriers erected at the Junior School.)24 October 2018