Last Friday we went a trip to Banton Mill. The was organised by Mr Carter, Mr Morecroft & Mr Barrie. Mr Barrie is the owner of the mill which is now the headquarters of Calders and the home of around 30 businesses. Mr Carter & Mr Morecroft are local history experts.
We learnt about how the mill operated, the water wheel and how it connected to the machinery. We also found out a lot about mill workers and the way the building had changed.
We had a tour underneath the mill to se where the water wheel used to turn, and the remains of the old spinning rooms.
Back in school we investigated how water wheels turn and made model pulley systems from lego.
We also used the trip and work in the class to practise our note taking, the children produced some great mind-maps, here are a couple: