Canary Wharf and Docklands

On Tuesday, Year 4 set off to visit the Museum of London at Docklands. After Lena’s mum lesson on architecture, we couldn’t wait to see this area for ourselves. We travelled on the DLR so had a really good view of the city and the surrounding area.

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When we arrived at the museum we were given a tour by a Victorian Engineer who explained how he got rid of the Great Stink on the Thames. We then toured the museum to find out more about London’s shipping past.

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We then went into a workshop to find out how our rivers are becoming polluted and what we could do about it.  We tested some water from the River Lea to find out how much phosphate was in it. It was high, but not dangerously so. This chemical encourages algae to grow at a prolific rate which then strangles other plants in the river and stops other wildlife from thriving.

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