This week Year 5 visited Fulham Palace and its River Thames foreshore. The children learnt all about the history and development of the River Thames from the last ice age to the modern era. They were able to explore the foreshore at low tide and managed to find a Tudor roof tile with evidence of the Great Fire of London, some oyster shells dating from Roman London and a Victorian clay pipe to name but a few amazing finds. They also managed to capture a European eel who was affectionately named Elijah Chestnut. They discovered that the 15cm creature had already, in its short life, travelled all the way to the Thames from its hatching grounds in Jamaica! It was a fantastic trip and a great time was had by all!