Goathland as a Contrasting Locality

Following up the 'virtual visit'

To follow up the study of Goathland as a contrasting locality, the following activities may be useful:


Ask the children to review their knowledge of Goathland, how it changed with the arrival of the railway and more recently with the use of Goathland and the NYMR as a filming location. Children should be able to identify a range of similarities and differences between Goathland and their own locality. What are the advantages and disadvantages of both?


Children could work in small groups to explore a range of themes e.g. land use, economic activity, buildings, leisure activities etc. Each group should present their findings to the rest of the class, drawing comparisons with their own local area.


The children could produce a class book about Goathland that can be shared with other classes in the school.


Research the history of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and the Whitby to Pickering line, using books and the internet. The children could look further into the reasons why the railway was re-routed near Goathland, they could build models of the incline or they could explore aspects of Victorian life through a study of the railway.


Children can use a study of Goathland to further their Literacy work, writing guides, using the steam trains as a stimulus for creative writing or even writing letters or emails to the children at Goathland School to find out more about life in a small village from a child's point of view.


See links below for further information and pictures to help with follow-up work.

Document icon Learning article provided by: North Yorkshire Moors Railway | 
This content is licensed under Creative Commons BY NC SA

Accessibility Statement | Terms of Use | Site Map

Copyright © My Learning 2018. All Rights Reserved

Website by: Grapple