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Pupils gain a unique insight into coal mining

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."

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