Upcoming packages include ‘Steaming through history’ which runs from 6th June – 26th July, which enables pupils the opportunity to experience a heritage rail journey with on-board activities with a history guide! This new package allows pupils to discover why the railways were a significant turning point in British history.

Helena Fox, NYMR Education Officer, explains ‘Steaming through history' package allows students to discover the importance of the Whitby to Pickering railway line and why and when we changed from horse-drawn steam. It also showcases George Stephenson, designer of the railway”.

Chris Price, NYMR General Manager, said “As an educational charitable trust we are delighted at the increased engagement. Educating children on the importance of heritage railways ensures future generations of engineers and support for the railway.

“The North Yorkshire Moors Railway operates with the dedication of its 550 volunteers and engaging with today’s school pupils ensures the longevity of the railway.”

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway annual education program also includes ‘Evacuation Experience’ which will run between 5th September – 12th October which enables pupils to meet the Billeting Officer teaches pupils about air raids and listen to reminiscence of real life evacuees.

For further information on educational visits, please go to http://www.nymr.co.uk/learning/schools-workshops/ or email learning@nymr.co.uk