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Exploring Kenneth Grahame’s Characters & Inspiration

Last week, Year 5 visited the River and Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames - a trip that was enhanced by the glorious weather!

The tutor-led workshop provided five creative challenges which explored the connections between Kenneth Grahame’s characters and the real habitats and wildlife that inspired them.

Year 5 River and Rowing MuseumActivities included descriptive and sorting tasks and a ‘hot-seating’ challenge involving Mr. Toad and his friends.  Before a sketching session on the river bank, the girls enjoyed a walk along the Wildlife Walkway to Ratty's Refuge Garden and Mill Meadows where they looked for animal habitats including those of Toad, Mole, Badger and Ratty.

After lunch on the meadow, the girls had the chance to visit The Wind in the Willows 3D exhibition and the newly installed interactive display about Beatrix Potter’s most famous creation, Peter Rabbit.  A wonderful trip all round!

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