As part of their history curriculum this term the Reception and Year One class went for a day trip to the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre. They were given a guided tour which allowed them an insight into Victorian life and travel. During the tour the children had the opportunity to sort some letters on the old mail train and talked to an engine driver who explained how the steam engine worked and how they used to cook their breakfast on a shovel.
The highlight of the day was definitely the two rides. The first was on the miniature railway where it was hard to decide who had more fun the children or the teachers! The second was the experience of riding on a real steam train where the children got an idea of how Victorian people would have travelled to the seaside.
Everyone had a lovely day and the children certainly left with a better understanding of Victorian travel.