The Flying Scotsman at Locomotion

The Year 10 Vocational Studies group were invited to the Locomotion museum in Shildon today, so that staff there could thank our students for all their hard work in the museum garden this year.

Students were presented with a personalised letter thanking them for their work. The letters are valuable to students as they will be able to show them when they apply for college places and jobs in the future.

The group was then given a personal tour of The Flying Scotsman, which arrived at the museum on Wednesday night and will be there for the next three weeks. Students were taken onto the ‘footplate’ of the train, so they could see where and how the crew drive the train.

The group were then set the ‘Track Building Challenge’, where they were divided into two teams, and raced to see which team could build an authentic mini track the quickest.

We all had a great afternoon. The Flying Scotsman was very special to see, and we loved the challenge of building the rail tracks.

The Flying Scotsman at the Locomotion Museum in Shildon.

Receiving our letters thanking us for our hard work in the museum garden.

On the ‘footplate’ of The Flying Scotsman.

Taking his place in the drivers seat!!

The start of our ‘Tack Building Challenge’.

There are more parts involved in building and stabilising a train tack than you might realise!!

It was a very close finish in the race.

Testing the track to make sure it works correctly.

We joined our tracks together – making us all winners in the challenge!!!

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