Young Great Westerners gets your pupils steaming ahead with STEM!
Spark your pupils’ fascination for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) with these engaging free resources. The Young Great Westerners interactive education programme, for 9-11 year olds, contains a wealth of free online and offline activities to build and test pupils’ knowledge and skills.
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Run the Railway Game
Get your tickets – it’s time for an exciting STEM journey!
'Run the Railway’ is an engaging interactive game that empowers pupils to develop and test their skills in Science, Computing, Maths, Geography, and Design and Technology – some of the most vital skills needed for future UK careers. Management tools allow you to set up your class, to instantly monitor and assess each pupil’s progress across subjects and topics.
Tip: if the game appears too small, don’t forget you can zoom-in by pressing Ctrl and + until it fits the screen.
Run the Railway Competition
Get your pupils to take part in the Run the Railway competition to win some incredible prizes, including free class rail travel and entry to a huge range of attractions on the GWR network.
Inspire your pupils to develop their storytelling skills by getting them to imagine a school class has taken over a GWR train for the day - the GWR School Express. Pupils will need to write a 300-word story, telling the tale of what happened.
Click below to find out more and how you can enter. You’ll have to be quick – the competition closes on Tuesday 14th March 2017!
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School Trip Guides
Stuck on where to go for your next school trip? Check out the Young Great Westerners school trip guides for suggestions on days out; including overviews of the learning opportunities available for pupils, useful facts, top tips and logistical information for each attraction.
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GWR Route Map
Bring the route of the Great Western Railway to life with this large zoom-able map. Available to download and print out for instant reference in the classroom or to help plan your next school trip.
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