Victorians Online - newspaper download

tenterden station with pupils june 2006
As a part of an innovative historical experience for children in Kent and East Sussex. School groups descended on Tenterden Town Station on the Kent and East Sussex Railway in June 2006. This was part of a wider project linking schools and museum resources over broadband. The children were set a series of challenges as part of a historical investigation linked to National Curriculum studies. The traditional resources of the Colonel Stephens Museum, theatre in education and the railway itself were used alongside the new technologies of GIS mapping, digital video, video conferencing, voice over IP and online newspaper publishing. What follows represents a selection of the children?s reports resulting from their immersion in the events surrounding a late Victorian Railway.Individual newspaper pages may be downloaded here in pdf format.
Paper copies are also available, please contact SEGfL.
  • Click here to download Page 1 pdf (398 KB)
    Stephen?s Secret Online. Project Introduction.
  • Click here to download Page 2 pdf (271 KB)
    Modern vs Victorian
  • Click here to download Page 3 pdf (214 KB)
    Young Sleuths, Obituary, Platform Poetry
  • Click here to download Pages 4 & 5 pdf (590 KB)
    Railway Timeline 1825 to 2006. Victorian teaching resources, references and links.
  • Click here to download Page 6 pdf (213 KB)
    Videoconferencing across 34,000 km and 103 years. Pupils from East Sussex and Kent experienced 21st century video conferencing, Global Information Systems and ICT tools during their Victorian experience at the Kent and East Sussex railway. All the video-conferencing took place over a broadband Satellite link.
  • Click here to download Page 7 pdf (307 KB)
    Making the News. The Making The News (MTN) project combines all the challenges of writing for an audience with the satisfaction of seeing the final product published online. Schools taking part in ?Victorians Online? were able to publish their news items direct from the site and also once they had returned to school.
  • Click here to download Page 8 pdf (356 KB)
    Bicycle beats train. How a steam engine works.