'The nineteenth century, when it takes its place with the other centuries in the chronological charts of the future, will, if it needs a symbol, almost inevitably have as that symbol a steam engine running upon a railway. This period covers the first experiments, the first great developments, and the complete elaboration of that mode of transit, and the determination of nearly all the broad features of this century's history may be traced directly or indirectly to that process.'
- H.G. Wells
This session explores the impact of the railway in Norfolk on the lives of local people and the landscapes it passed through. Placing the development of rail travel in its national and historical context, pupils will be introduced to a range of arguments concerning transport past and present. Building in areas of discussion and debate, children will examine the pros and cons of the railway network in the county, as well as considering the future of the Marriott’s Way as it is today.
History: Local History; Extended Chronological Study.
English: Spoken Language; Word Reading; Comprehension; Composition; Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation.
Science: Living Things & their Habitats; Animals including Humans; Plants.
Geography: Place Knowledge; Geographical Skills & Fieldwork.
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