Today's River Crossing Puzzle - how do you get 62 children and seven adults across the River Crouch to Wallasea Island and back on one ferry that can only take 12 people at a time and without leaving any children unattended? With a three-page spreadsheet of course! Thanks to the staff and helpers at Burnham-on-Crouch Primary School (and of course Bill our Ferryman) and a military-style operation, all of the children were safely ferried from Burnham's town quay across to Wallasea Island on the opposite bank of the River Crouch.
Observing the landscape and scattered farm buildings of Wallasea, budding poets recorded words to use in their poems; 'flat', 'green' ("fifty shades of green" as one suggested!) and words to describe the sounds we could hear; the whispering of the wind in the long grass, the sound like bells as the rigging hit the masts of boats moored in the marina. Meanwhile, others sketched and chatted excitedly about the return ferry trip.