Having learnt about when the first locomotives were invented and the names of some of the famous engineers and trains, today the class found out about the first passenger trains. They learnt that Locomotion 1 built by George Stephenson took 450 people 25 miles at an average speed of 15mph on a trip in the North East of the UK. 
The children then completed a poster to persuade the horse drawn Victorians to take a trip on a train! Have a look at their brilliant drawings and persuasive descriptions…

Mrs Hurley

History-History of the railways