Today, Year 1 visited the National Railway Museum in Durham as part of their topic on George Stephenson. When we arrived at the museum, we were greeted by a member of staff who showed us some different train artifacts. We knew what lots of these artifacts were and answered all of the questions amazingly well!
We got to go on the footplate of a steam train and learn about the roles of the driver and the fireman. The member of staff also told us how the train was driven using levers and turning wheels.
After lunch, we then had some time to look around the museum ourselves, exploring all of the exhibits. The children seemed shocked by how big the trains were and how many there were.
Take a look at some pictures from our exciting trip…