The programme is taught around six themes designed to provoke ideas and discussion for wider cross-curricular learning
RIVER OF LIFE
Encouraging schools to teach, think and talk about the features of rivers, learn outside the classroom, take part in fieldwork and explore habitats and wildlife found in and around rivers.
Exploring ways of unlocking the history of cities through studying the development of their major rivers. It encourages pupils to look closely at their own and other river cities and the impact they have on the people who lived and worked there in the past and present.
Focusing on how rivers continue to play an important role in the life of countries today and how developments beside them can trigger controversy and debate.
Exploring the importance of rivers as vital resources fed by the water cycle, that need to be preserved for current and future generations.
Exploring how rivers provide inspiration for arts and culture and contain ideas to show how schools can inspire their pupils to continue that legacy in the 21st century.
Looking at how our actions can damage the rivers we depend on and illustrating how schools can encourage their pupils to find ways to take action to help maintain this precious resource.