Giant of Steam
Why do we remember Richard Trevithick?
Richard Trevithick invented the first steam locomotive as celebrated in the song 'Goin up Camborne Hill'. His inventions had a huge impact on productivity in mines around the world.
In this unit pupils;
- investigate historical sources to find out about Richard Trevithick, his qualities, adventures and inventions
- design their own inventions
- create and perform a puppet show featuring key events in Trevithick's life
Resources for member schools include:
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Produced in association with The Trevithick Society