Barnsley Museums Learning Service launching new innovative school session

Barnsley Museums Learning Service are launching a new STEM session for schools which explores science, technology and local history in a unique and innovative way. The session has kindly been funded by XPO Logistics.

The session uses a model of Elsecar’s world famous Newcomen Beam Engine, which has been created by Richard Ellam an expert on the engine.

The session titled ‘The Engine that changed the world’ has been expertly developed. It uses steam and water in exactly the same way as the original machinery, allowing children and families to see and understand how the feat of engineering works close up.

Currently being tested the session will be officially launched to school for Science Week in March 2018.

Cllr Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place said: “Barnsley Museums Learning Service provides an excellent service to schools and families in and around the borough.  They are continually developing their programme of activities to encourage learning in an exciting and fun way.”

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