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Building Bridges KS1

This Railway Experience is designed to extend your groupís learning of the construction and use of railway bridges. 

The session will include:

  • A return journey behind one of our heritage engines
  • The opportunity to explore a restored period station
  • Education activities lead by the Watercress Line Education Department
  • A team-work exercise to promote communication and planning

 The choice of educational activities includes:

  • How are railways built? Using Ropley station as a backdrop, your group will identify materials and techniques used to build of different types of bridge.
  • Evaluating past and present designs. Alton and Ropley stations provide your group with the opportunity to compare and contrast old and new bridges.
  • Why does the railway need bridges? Using the geography of Alresford station, your group will consider why the Watercress Line needs bridges.

 Build-a-Bridge Competition
The dayís learning will culminate with the Build-a-Bridge Competition that will put your groupsí knowledge and what they have seen to the test. 

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Children £9, Adults £14 but 1 adult free for every 10 fare paying children. Please book your session early to avoid disappointment.

For more information or to book please email education@watercressline.co.uk


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