What an amazing day! Everyone looked fantastic in their Victorian costumes ready for our trip to see what life was like in the Victorian era. In the morning, the children took part in a Victorian classroom workshop. During this session the children had to line up and use separate entrances for boys and girls, use slates and slate pencils for arithmetic, use pen and ink for handwriting and follow an object lesson where they learnt about coal. All the children were able to discuss the differences between classrooms in 1870 and 2018. After lunch, we all walked around the wool and weaving part of the mill, looking at all the old machines. We were even allowed to see how the machines worked (they were very noisy) and could imagine how busy and loud it would have been in the Victorian times. Unfortunately we ran out of time and didn't get to see everything we wanted to, however the museum isn't very far away and is free entry for everyone and would be a great place to visit again in the half term holidays or at a weekend.
Miss Gallagher and all of class 3 would like to say a big thank you to the parent helpers who were available to help today.