Assess the applications and decide which farmer should be chosen to rent Riverside Farm. Farms have a big impact on river health. Rainwater flows over farmland into rivers, taking chemicals, mud and animal poo with it, and farmers are responsible for looking after rivers which flow through their land.


Download this BART group activity and read the applications from three farmers who all want to rent Riverside Farm. Which farmer will look after the river the best? You decide.

Suitable for: KS2 and KS3, ages 8 – 12

Great activity for: critical thinking, group work, literacy, environmental awareness