John Muir Schools' Award
We've teamed up with the John Muir Trust to offer an exciting new school accreditation - the John Muir Schools' Award.
Canal & River Challenge Badge
A badge syllabus full of waterway themed activities, suitable for Girlguiding and Scouting groups.
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Water safety activity booklets
Use these activities and resources to encourage children to read, watch, play, create and do as they learn how and why canals were built and how they changed Britain.
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Build a Canal Activity Plan
This plan shows how you can help children to learn how and why canals were built and how they changed Britain. Use the plan to guide your learning at home.
All About Canals
Read this fact file to discover how canals are different from rivers, why canals were built, who built them and much more.
Build a Canal
Play this online game and travel back in time 250 years to build a canal. You'll need to choose the best route for your canal and the hardest working navvies to build it for you!
Watch boat horse Bilbo Baggins pull a narrowboat through Bingley Five Rise Locks.
Mini Canal Adventure
Create your own canal adventure with characters and a story.
Build Your Own Canal
Eliza from the Learning & Skills team shows you how to build your own canal at home using a tray, play sand and some everyday items from around the house.