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Severn Beach Railway Line (Local Landscapes)

  • Severn Beach School trying out the new activity sheets
  • Severn Beach School pupils arriving at Lawrence Hill

This historic and scenic railway line runs from Temple Meads to the suburbs and then on to the coast at Severn Beach where it terminates.

Curriculum links:

  1. Pupils should be taught about significant historical events, people and places in their own locality (KS1 History).
  2. Pupils should use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment (KS1 Geography).

Ideas for activities:

  1. Travel on the railway from Temple Meads to Severn Beach and look out for all the different landscapes along the way. Create a linear map of the journey.
  2. Give students a list of geographical, historical and physical features to spot as they travel on the train. Students could complete a table showing the feature, what it looks like, how the landscape is used and whether it has changed through time.

Have a look at the film below of Bristol 63rd Scouts exploring the line for inspiration.

You could also download the maps and activity sheets for our ‘Discover the Severn Beach Line’ project here.

Did You Know?

You could combine this with a trip to Severn Beach.

Public toilets are situated on Beach Road (left out of station and first right) and are open daily.

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