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Tracks Through Poplar Educational Resource

This resource is designed to explore the importance of our railways, East London history and to celebrate the history and significance of steam engines, through key curriculum areas and Global Citizenship themes.

Each chapter is focussed on a particular theme and contains a mixed media of resources and tools to develop understanding and skills with Key Stage 2 pupils. Most activities are adaptable for other ages, and many involve cross curricular learning. You will find digital materials on the Padlet, linked in each chapter.

Each chapter stands alone, or you can piece together the sections you want to form a longer learning journey for pupils.

This resource is part of the Tracks Through Poplar project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, to restore Poplar, a 150-year-old Terrier steam engine and the educational programme in East London that has accompanied it.

You can access the Tracks Through Poplar Educational Resource by clicking here.