Year 2 had a fantastic day on the Watercress Line today. It was certainly a fun-filled, busy day right from the start! We started our journey at Alresford, before travelling along the train line on a steam train. The children loved hearing the chugging of the train and the whistle blowing. The rest of the day saw us travel to Ropley and Alton. At Alton we saw the locomotive engine be reattached in order for us to return to Ropley. We could also see the men working hard to refill the fire with coal, preparing the engine to get us moving again. At Ropley we had a tour of the engine yard. We learnt about the different parts that hold the train together before going around the engines to search for the nuts, bolts, rivets and many more parts...ask your child if they can remember what else they needed to look for. On the train there were lots of conversations about our journey, following the route on a map and discussing forces and how the train moved. Lots of children (and adults too!) said what a great day they had. I hope the children are able to tell you lots more about our day too!
Thank you to all our parent helpers who also came along today. It was really appreciated!