From April 2013 King Edward Mine will be launching a new range of education workshops for schools, built around Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths principles that underpin the mining industry.
Of course, the fascinating history of Cornish mining society will also be evident in visits to the site, but this history is a mirror of advancing scientific knowledge and technical understanding over the last couple of centuries.
Visiting pupils will be weighing & measuring, estimating and calculating, investigating and analysing, designing and building, thinking and doing. All the workshops will include an element of challenge – students will not merely be passively ‘looking and listening’.
The list of workshop topics available include:
Maths Challenge (KS1 & KS2 options)
Buggy Building (based on underground trains/trams)
Construction Challenge (based on the design of traditional mine headgear)
Surveying Challenge (measuring and drawing a plan of the site in the original survey hut, using the original survey drawing tables!)
Engineering Challenge (design and make a machine that can move something from one place to another using pulleys, wheels and launders)
All workshops have been designed by Lesley Allen, an experienced teacher with a background in science and technology, who has taken into account the requirements of a changing curriculum.
If you have any ideas for STEM workshops you would like to see or queries regarding the above options please contact her through the King Edward Mine website.
Our new 'Croust Hut' cafe opens on Saturday 15th April 2017 in the newly restored Assay House and we will have an Easter Egg Hunt for all the family.
We start the summer with our Annual Open Day on Sunday 30th April 2017
King Edward Mine's specialist bookshop for Cornish mining and history books. See Shop for details.