Our education room is available for hire from £50 per day to allow schools and colleges to develop their own learning schemes inspired by Underfall Yard. In 2017, SGS College were resident at Underfall Yard for a week as part of Level 3 UAL course. Call us on 0117 929 3250 to discuss this option.
Placements are available with Underfall Yard Trust for students who are studying relevant courses.
Hands-on Hydraulics 60 or 90 minutes
This very practical session focusses on making model hydraulic systems using syringes and tubing. The session explores the different properties of water and air in relation to pressure; the properties of water and oil in their use in hydraulics; and the problem of leaks in the system. It pairs really well with a hydraulic pump demonstration.
Tides in Bristol 90 minutes
Students will learn to read tide timetables; use data tables to analyse information and ascertain meaning; make predictions based on multiple data sources and understand the “real world” implications of the data they are using.
Sluices and Water Volume 45 minutes
Did you know the sluices stop Bristol from flooding and from collapsing? Students will use a range of source material to delve into the story of the sluices; carry out calculations and use correct units of measurement to explore the features of the Floating Harbour; and be guided to interrogate the impact of displacement in the harbour.