Check out Keona's explanation of how a steam engine works and Eric's very persuasive speech on the Flying Scotsman on their ClassDojo portfolios!
Josie's persuasive Powerpoint
Jasmine's countryside code poster
Dear Mrs Davis,
I have head that you are judging the competition ‘Britain’s best steam locomotive’ and I would like to enter Evening Star. It was built in 1960 and was designed by R.A. Riddles. Unfortunately, Evening Star was withdrawn from service in 1965, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a wonderful train. Unlike other locomotives, this spectacular model worked as a heavy freight locomotive and an express passenger train. Since Evening Star could travel over 90mph, passengers and companies received their goods quickly and arrived at their destinations quickly. Even though it is no longer in use, many people look back at the wonderful Evening Star, wishing it was still in use today. How would you feel if you upset many people by not awarding this great design the title ‘Britain’s best steam locomotive’? The Great Central Railway are trying to bring Evening Star back to life and they are delighted to do it. Evening Star was the last steam locomotive before diesel trains, but don’t people save the best until last? Overall, I think Evening Star should be titled ‘Britain’s best steam locomotive’ because it delighted passengers and is a wonderful train.