Tram Travellers is a project that was designed to help school pupils to investigate the history of trams in Nottingham, and local history along both new and historical tram routes.
Between 2008 and 2010, 11 school classes were involved in the project. Each class undertaking a varied programme with sessions including a trip to the Crich Tramway Village in Derbyshire, trips on the modern tram, role playing and art sessions.
Local experts took part and passed on their knowledge through oral histories, during interviews, and in videos and other resources available through the project’s full website.
Through the activities children and young people learned to; investigate the heritage and the development of the tram industry, engage actively in heritage activities to bring history to life, identify lessons that can be learnt from the past, develop awareness of local environment, build links with their local community, discover personal histories of the tram and of the working lives of local people.
All activities linked with the criteria of the national curriculum, and were used to create a downloadable education pack available here with other educational resources developed also available.
Rufford Junior School
Forest Fields Primary School
Our Lady Roman Catholic School
Huntingdon Primary School
Greenfields Primary school
Heathfield Primary school