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As a Registered Educational Charity, The Kent and East Sussex Railway is a stimulating and worthwhile venue for an educational visit. Our projects have been developed in conjunction with South-East Grid for Learning and Kent County Council.

The railway was first awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge in June 2010. Read more about this award and our pledges.

The Railway is also delighted to have become a Member of the Children's University in July 2011 to expand its commitment to learning outside the classroom.

Many children have never had the opportunity to travel by train, and one of the purposes of such a visit would be to enable children to know at first-hand the unique historical experience of travelling on a steam train.

Linking closely with the requirements of the History National Curriculum, we offer an Evacuation Experience each May. This is a large event in which over 10,000 children and teachers have taken part over the years. Our education consultants offer a wide range of curriculum related activities and we keep the costs at an economic level for schools.
The railway also offers A Victorian Experience Day which again links with the History National Curriculum.

We can supply extra dimensions to these experiences at an affordable additional cost. We always offer special rates to educational establishments, please contact us on 01580 765155 or by email for information and to obtain a quote for your school using the K&ESR as a learning environment.

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