Week Seventeen

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This is the seventeenth set of home learning resources from Ribble Rivers Trust. The activities in this post include building your very own tin foil river and making an origami boat to float on it. Maybe you could have a family boat race – whose boat will travel down river the fastest? This week’s Wildlife Fact file is all about the caddisfly, a large group of insects that can be found in all kinds of wetlands.

We have introduced these online learning opportunities in response to Covid-19, which has prevented us from going into schools in the Ribble Catchment as we normally would. This is our way of bringing our educational topics to you at home so you can continue to learn all about rivers and wildlife.


This week we’d like you to build your own river and try out your origami skills to make your own paper boat. Use the instructions below or click to open and save as a pdf for later.

Watch the video below to see Harvey take you through each step of making your own origami boat.

Send us photos of what you make to [email protected]

Wildlife Fact file

This week’s Wildlife Fact file is about the Caddisfly. Read the fact file below or click to open the pdf.