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Year 1 Enjoy an Outing

A Trip to Dapdune Wharf

As part of their current Creative Curriculum topic, Year 1 girls enjoyed a fantastic outing to Dapdune Wharf to learn about rivers and canals.  Dapdune Wharf is a museum dedicated to telling the story of the Wharf and the Navigation. The award winning visitor centre tells the story of the river and the people who lived and worked on it.  The girls saw where the huge barges were built and climbed on one of the original barges 'Reliance'.  Through a series of interactive exhibits and displays, they discovered the fascinating story of Surrey's secret waterway. The river Wey was one of the first rivers in England to be made navigable.  It opened to boats in 1653 and covers approximately 15 miles, from Guildford to Weybridge.  The girls also had an opportunity to pond dip, take a trip on the barges, and mini beast hunt - and because the weather was so warm and sunny, it was the perfect day to learn all about this fascinating topic.