Mail Rail Science Show (KS2)

Build your tool kit of engineering skills to solve real world problems.

  • Mail Rail Science Show

    Build your tool kit of engineering skills to solve real world problems old and new. Take part in live experiments to power the postal network under London. Test technologies and drive innovation forward from horsepower, pneumatic power to building Britain’s first driverless electric railway.

    Students will:

    • Experiment with Newton’s laws of motion.
    • Explore pneumatic power, air pressure and air resistance in exciting live science demonstrations.
    • Test conductivity of different materials with electric circuits.
  • Curriculum Links

    Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths, History

    Key Information:

    • Suitability: KS2
    • Availability:
      • Autumn term: Book 2 or 3 classes on Tuesday, 1, 2 or 3 classes on Wednesday
    • Activities included: Mail Rail ride, Mail Rail exhibition and trail, lunch slot, The Postal Museum exhibition, and 45-minute Mail Rail Science Show
    • Optional extra activity (Year 3 only): Sorted! The Postal Play Space
    • Class size: 20 – 35 students per class
    • Adult to student ratio: Minimum 1:6 (not including additional SEND support)
    • Visit times: Arrival 10:30, departure 13:30-14:00
    • Visit with Mail Rail ride Cost: £180 per class (students and adults within ratios)
    • Visit with Mail Rail ride and Sorted! Cost: £220 per class (students and adults within ratios) – Year 3 only

What teachers tell us

“A great session where modern engineering is shown to have a place in this world and a real purpose “ – Year 3 teacher

“Students got a chance to learn about a type of engineering that they did not know about.” – Year 6 teacher


Learning resources

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