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Building Bridges KS1

Available on running days from the beginning of May till the end of September 2020.

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 £10, Adults £16 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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