Y3/4 become miners for the day!

On 8th and 9th November the children in year 3/4 visited Apedale Heritage Museum as part of their current topic on ‘Where in the World are we?’ The children have been learning all about the local coal mining history and this trip enabled them to experience life underground.

During the day they took part in 3 activities;

The coal mine! Equipped with helmets and head torches the children ventured underground into a drift mine. They learnt about how the coal has been mined since Victorian times and how tools and equipment have changed. They found out about the different jobs that the miners had to do, how they stayed safe and experienced how dark being in a coal mine would have been.

Apedale Heritage Museum. The children were taken around the museum by the extremely knowledgeable centre volunteers who taught the children more about the mines, the local area, the life of a miner and how coal is formed.

Nature Walk. Walking around Apedale country park, the children learnt about the different animals and insects that can be found there and also where important places in the area are and how they have changed over time.

A fabulous day was had by all involved and the children thoroughly enjoyed their visit, especially their time underground!

Apedale Heritage Centre is a fabulous local attraction. If you would like more information about the centre and the events that take place throughout the year please visit their website. www.apedale.co.uk

Or take a look at these leaflets advertising upcoming events there.

Apedale heritage centre leaflet

Apedale valley light railway leaflet

Apedale valley light railway- tracks to the trenches

See Santa by steam at Apedale