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Robert Stephenson Trust
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THE ROBERT STEPHENSON TRUST,
c/o The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers, Neville Hall, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE
Email: rstrust@robertstephensontrust.com
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The Robert Stephenson Trust Education: Contents

 

1. Introduction

 

2. National Curriculum links

 

3. Teachers’ notes:  

 

· The birth of the railways

· The life of Robert Stephenson - a timeline

· The life and work of Robert Stephenson

 

4. Activity sheets

 

· Robert Stephenson’s life

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Celebrations – the Rainhill Locomotive Trials

· Shapes

· Design a 21st century locomotive

 

5. Further information and resources

 

6. Evaluation sheet

 

 

The Robert Stephenson Trust was formed in 1988, initially to help save the last substantial part of what had once been the works of “Robert Stephenson & Co” until 1904. The buildings had been used for car and aircraft manufacture until their eventual closure in the 1970s.  

 

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