At last we got to visit the National Coal Mining Museum in the school holidays, and we managed to see friends there too. The living drama performance was excellent, a good insight to life during the second world war. The girls got to do jobs and found out about rationing, growing veg (dig for victory) etc.
We also got to go to the Hope pit, something we've wanted to do many times, but never managed.
I plan to follow this visit up with looking at different types of energy sources, renewable and non-renewable and how these different sources inpact on the environment.