Frogmore Paper Mill sits on the River Gade which connects to the Grand Union Canal. A very short 2 minute walk takes groups to Lock 65, where after a brief canal related H&S talk, students learn about what a canal is and the importance of the canals for transportation in Victorian times. This workshop covers Victorian history, the development of canals and a maths activity.

Staff demonstrate (with a bit of student help), how to unlock a lock gate and adjust water levels; frequently we are lucky enough to have a boat pass through the lock. 

Children then do a calculation of lock volume using estimation skills.  They add notes and calculations to the supplied work sheet which accompanies the workshop. This handout can be taken back to school.

Please make sure children are suitably dressed and consider the weather when booking.

Risk assessment - Canals (KS2/3)