Pupils in Lower One have recently visited the National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield.
Teacher of Design and Technology, Mrs Kelly Gibbons tells us more:
“The children spent two hours underground in the pit taking part in an interactive tour. They got into character of a miner by putting coal on their faces, and found out how tough it was to work in a mine as they collected coal and processed it through the system. They also experienced what it was like to be a child opening and shutting the trap door in the pitch black.
The pupils looked at renewable and non-renewable resources, saw how coal is formed and learned how miners and mining processes have changed over time. It was a great educational trip that fits well with their School project on the topic and fun was had by all."