Day on canals for Kilsby pupils

Enjoying the day.
Enjoying the day.

Pupils enjoyed a canal boat trip aboard Union Canal Carriers’ trip boat Water Ouzel on Wednesday.

The Kilsby Primary School students also met actor Andrew Ashmore, who was imperstoning the great canal engineer James Brindley during the trip from Crick.

Enjoying the day.

Enjoying the day.

They took a 30-minute canal boat trip along the Grand Union Canal, skippered by Brian Eaton, Chairman of the of the volunteer-run London Narrowboat Project, with Canal & River Trust Canal Explorer volunteer Mike Major pointing out waterway wildlife along the way.

Rebecca Smith, reception teacher at Kilsby Primary School, said everybody had a brilliant time.

She said they particularloy enjoyed spotting wildlife during their outing.

Rebecca said: “The children were so excited about taking a boat trip on their local canal.”

Enjoying the day.

Enjoying the day.

Students also gained a lot from listening to tales from ‘James’.

Sarah Cook, from the Canal & River Trust education co-ordinator, adds: “Canals are such a fantastic destination for families to enjoy spending time outdoors by the water - walking, boating, fishing and wildlife watching.

“People who live here are lucky to have 58 miles of the Grand Union Canal passing through their county and we are keen to encourage the next generation to make the most out of their local waterways.”

Enjoying the day.

Enjoying the day.