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Building Bridges KS2

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

This Railway Experience session will 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 including:

  • Study of bridge construction. A tour of Ropley station will provide your group with different bridge examples to enable them to investigate the materials and techniques used in railway bridge construction.
  • 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 build bridges? Using scientific and geographical investigation, your group will learn 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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