Tracks Through Poplar – Tower Hamlets and the Kent & East Sussex Railway
In Spring 2022, a locomotive called ‘Poplar’, built in the 1870s will return to steam and be brought to Poplar DLR Depot by the Kent and East Sussex Railway Company.
In the lead up to this event, we will be running a project for primary schools in Tower Hamlets, to engage in the social history as well as the science and technology of the rail industry.
The project will link up to the National Curriculum by developing teacher training and resources in areas of relevance. We will also curate a box of resources (books, artefacts, objects) that will become available for schools.
The project is targeted at KS2 and can be delivered across a year group for multi-form entry schools. Schools may then wish to cascade the learning and involve the rest of the school through assemblies, activities, and by joining us at the event.
The project runs from Sept 2021 to June 2022.
The project is free to schools subscribed to THSLS. Schools not subscribed to THSLS are asked to contribute £100 to take part. Places are limited.
For more details, please contact us at email@example.com.
Save the dates:
Twilight – Thursday 14th October, 4-5pm
Half day training – Thursday 11 November, 1.30-3.30pm
Image credit: Kent & East Sussex Railway