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.