“On Friday 14th February, we went to Bodmin Railway by coach. We went from The Bishops’ C of |E Learning Academy in Newquay. When we got there, a slim man called Jimmy talked to us about the large, green steam engine. Then we hopped onto the incredible steam locomotive. The steam was as white as a sheet and as fluffy as a cloud. When we were on the train the first thing I did was play I spy with my friends. Then I ate my delicious lunch in the carriage. Sadly, the drive couldn’t get traction because the rails were too wet so a diesel train had to pull us through the tunnels that were as dark as the midnight sky. Because of this, we couldn’t look in the workshops. I am so grateful because if it wasn’t for Cornwall Heritage Trust, we would have had to pay a lot more for our trip (they paid for our coach) so a big thank you to them and Bodmin and Wenford Railway for letting us visit!”
Scarlett, Year 3, The Bishops’ C of E Learning Academy, Newquay.
“We went to Bodmin and Wenford Railway. We got off the coach and Jimmy spoke to us about coal and how this makes steam which powers the engine. Then we got on the dark green steam engine which had GWR on the side. The seats in the carriage were heated by the steam too! Whilst on the train, we saw some other engines go past. The steam was sheep-white! Thank you Cornwall Heritage Trust and thank you to the railway team!”
Owen, Year 3, The Bishops’ C of E Learning Academy, Newquay.