Every year we welcome hundreds of school children to the SDR.
They come to find out about railway history in particular the role of the train in World War Two and the characters involved in building the tracks and bridges in Victorian times.
School visits are also an important part of our business as they bring revenue directly to the railway and the children are important ambassadors persuading parents, families and friends to come and see us in the future.
Typically children from Devon’s primary schools visit us for a day which includes talks and practical sessions along with a train ride. These visits take place mid-week in April, May, June, September and October.
We’are looking for other volunteers to join us to put the 2018 programme together and deliver it. Could you talk to a group of 7 year olds about Brunel? Could you help tell them what it was like to be an evacuee or how rationing worked? Have you got any wartime memorabilia you’d be prepared to demonstrate and let the children try out?
If you’d like to help please get in touch!