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STEAM Museum Visit – 22nd November 2018

On Thursday 22nd November, return tickets were punched for the STEAM Museum in Swindon for Years 4, 5 and 6 to learn more about the planning, building and development of railways, and the creation and development of locomotives in Victorian Britain.

Using original objects, unique railway artefacts, costume and role play, pupils investigated why and how the railways were built, with a focus on the Great Western region.

They explored the life and achievements of inspirational engineers, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and George and Robert Stephenson, by bringing these characters to life to retell the story of early locomotives like the Locomotion, the Rocket and the North Star. They also discovered how steam travels through a locomotive to make it move.

It was a joy to see the children ‘steaming’ ahead in their history studies and participating so enthusiastically in the workshops.