The following packs have been trialled and developed for Key Stage 2 teachers to introduce the West Somerset Mineral Railway, and enhance students’ visits to the various sites along the Mineral Line.
The list of teacher’s pack below links to a the complete pdf document for the subject and to individual sections you can download.
Introduction | The Incline| Bearland Ventilation Flue | Langham Engine House | Watchet to Washford Trail | Watchet and the WSMR
What to expect from each pack
1. Teachers notes
Pack Plan (activity and resource outline, learning aims, links to the National Curriculum, acknowledgements)
Planning a visit (how to get there, what to bring, risk assessment, access and ownership)
Pre visit activities
On site activities
Post visit activities
These packs were written by Mary Olszewska, Heritage Education Officer for the West Somerset Mineral Railway Project.
Introduction to the WSMR Activity 4 was written by Beth Coleman, Frances Stuart and Guy Clothier, Somerset Waste Action Programme, from the Carymoor Environmental Trust.
Incline Activity 2 was written by Naomi Turley, from the Field Studies Centre at Nettlecombe Court.
Watchet to Washford Trail Activity 3 was written by Janet Keeble and Jessy Harris, Somerset Wildlife Trust.
Thanks to Mike Jones for his historical knowledge.