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Train for the tracks

Become railway engineers and take part in this interactive and hands on workshop.

Term time, Mondays to Fridays
10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 13.30, 14.30, 15.30 & 16.30
45 minutes
Key Stage 2
Learning Platform

Investigate the materials used to build railway track and how it is built by completing exciting challenges.

Build your own railway track and figure out what our mystery track objects are used for.

Curriculum Links


A significant turning point in British history, the first railways.

Science, Working Scientifically

Give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic.

Feedback from children

"My favret part of the wackshop was buiding the train track because we got to test it and I was exsayted."
"I really enjoyed it because I learnt and understanded it. I learnt what all the names were called on the railway like the cher and the sleeper."
"My favourite part was when we learned new things about what the parts were called."
"I realy liked the bit when we made the tracks because everyone worked togever."

"I realy injoyed train for the tracks because you had to build traintracks and it was a competition."
"I really lict your detective activity. I was nervouse to feel wat was in the box. We had a fun time fidng wat was in the box."

"I realy injoyed Train for the tracks. I liked when we bult the tracks. I lernt the bits of the tracks and how they bult then."
"I was good that you did that work shop because it makes York railway musim a better place."
"I would tell other schools to go because it is exsiting, intresting and fun."

To make a booking please complete our online booking form or phone us on 01904 686230.

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