STEM week activities bring the River Holme to life for primary pupils

We were delighted to support Honley Junior School’s recent ‘River Holme’ themed STEM week held on 20-24 May.

Organised by the school and Richard Ashley from the University of Sheffield, the week-long event covered a wide range of issues, for example, weather, water resources, flooding, flood resilience, hydrology, river features, wildlife and ecology.

Throughout the week, pupils from all year groups took part in a range of activities including river visits, bridge building, art and music projects, maths challenges, design and technology activities and practical experiments.

Bridget Brady from JBA Trust demonstrated the mini hydraulic flume to Year 6 pupils to show how structures can affect the flow of water in a river.

“The pupils were really engaged with the demonstrations. During their visit to the River Holme as part of the STEM week activities, they had seen bridges and weirs in situ. As a result, they were able to relate to the structures shown in the flume demonstration and to consider the possible impacts that these may have,” commented Bridget.