Year 9 visit Big Pit, Blaenavon November 28th 2017

A group of 45 Year 9 pupils and staff visited the National Coal Museum at Big Pit on 28th Tuesday November 2017. The group toured underground to see the tunnels and workings of the former mine that closed in 1980. It was quite cold in parts of the mine but the sun was shining over Blaenafon that day and the outside conditions were cold but bright.

The group also visited the ‘Pit Head Baths’ display area to learn about mining in the 19th century. They also toured the ‘Mining Galleries’ section where an audio-visual display, complete with film displays, working models of mining machines and mock ups of working coalfaces demonstrated how miners both blasted and cut coal in Wales during the 20th century.