Full steam ahead for Rock Foundation's model railway (Video)
THE Rock Foundation is steaming ahead with a brand new learning tool.
The Grimsby-based charity has just completed work on a large-scale model railway to enable its students to engage in a new and interesting way.
And it represents the town in miniature form – with a replica Dock Tower, flyover and other local landmarks.
The railway was created by volunteer Norman Darley, thanks to generous donations by members of the public.
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It will allow people who have difficulties learning in the traditional way the chance to practice maths, team skills and planning in a hands-on environment.
Hannah Watkinson, from the foundation, said: "The train set allows us to teach in a very practical way.
"We can teach how to use timetables to help with maths and planning skills, to work as a team and get the trains where they need to be.
"Many of the students have been really excited to see the project finished and are eager to have a go."
Hannah said they are very grateful for all the support they have received for the project.
"We are so thankful for all the donations from the public for the train set. When we asked for help through the Grimsby Telegraph, we received lots of response," she added.
"Norman Darley has worked very hard to help create the project. He planned it, built it and set it up for us – we are very grateful."
"Members of the public are welcome to come and experience the train set themselves and bring their own trains if they like.
"However, call ahead to avoid disturbing classes."
The Rock Foundation welcomes anybody who would like to help volunteer with the charity.
If you want to know more, call 01472 488 026.