Our walk to the old corn mill, now known as The Water Wheel, took us behind St Mary’s Church and onto the little private bridge. This revealed a fine view of the water wheel and the fast flowing brook. The children soon appreciated the force of the water it and how the water might be used to turn the wheel.
From there our walk took us to the side of the mill and whilst thinking about why the mill had such a high window in the gable one of the children spotted the remains of a hoist. Which generated interest and much speculation as to its purpose.
We continued our walk to the wheel side of the mill. and considered what part this mysterious object sitting in the garden had played in the life of the mill.
The children returned to school to organise their questions ready for the visit to Heron Corn Mill the following day.