Underground boat trips and hands-on workshops
Bring your students for a day trip they'll never forget, taking a journey underground by canal boat into the limestone mines and caverns underneath the heart of the Black Country.
Our school visits are tailored for age group and include a 45 minute boat trip, a 45 minute workshop led by our staff and an hour of student-led activities around our site which we provide.
Choose your workshop from our wide selection available on our website. Workshop focus areas include sedimentary rocks and fossils, igneous rocks and minerals, maths, the industrial revolution and more.
On our boats, your students will experience first-hand the limestone of the Siluriuan period, seeing fossils that are 428 million years old, as well as understanding the importance of limestone in the industrial revolution. The network of tunnels, mines and caverns is globally unique and important, and guaranteed to impress both staff and students of all ages.
We tailor each visit to the group's age, ability and topic of study so please get in touch with us to discuss what we can do for your students!To book this activity, please contact:
0121 557 6265
The STEM Directory is provided as a service to support you in finding enrichment opportunities. The activities are offered by external providers and are not endorsed by STEM Learning. We are not responsible for their content or delivery.
Grants for school
The Royal Institution runs two enrichment and enhancement grant schemes. Grants of up to £500 are available to UK-registered state schools to host a STEM activity selected from the STEM Directory.
There are a number of other organisations that offer grants to schools.
|Published||13 September 2017|
|Last modified||13 September 2017|
|Nature of scheme||Excursion|
|Subject(s)||Creative arts and media, Cross curricular, Mathematics, Science, Physics, Earth science, Practical work, Outside the classroom|
|Age||4-5, 5-7, 7-11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19, FE/HE|
|Running times||A day|
Cost is per student, staff are free