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George Stephenson – the father of the railway!

We are really enjoying our Victorians topic in Humanities!
Today we learnt all about a significant Victorian the inventor and engineer, George Stephenson. He is often called the ‘father of the railway,’ and was born locally in Northumberland.
We opened up his suitcase and started to think about who he was and why he is famous.
We worked in groups and thought of our own questions and ideas about him. We were particularly interested in his education and how he became an engineer. We found out that he is extra special as he was a pioneer of British engineering but also a local hero!

One Response to George Stephenson – the father of the railway!

  1. Lovely to see the children’s enthusiasm for such a great local history topic. Just wanted to comment and let you know in case you are interested in visiting in the future that Stephenson Steam Railway is now re-opened and offering schools visits again. If you are ever interested in booking a trip- please email us at learning@stephensonsteamrailway.org.uk

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