20 November 2012
Year 5 visited the Black Country Museum to experience what working life and living conditions were really like in Victorian Britain.
They were astounded and surprised at the cramped living conditions and were also shocked at the lack of facilities which are taken for granted today, such as running water and central heating and flushing toilets!
Children thoroughly enjoyed taking part in a lesson at St James School in which they were able to experience how different school life was in comparison to today. After visiting the dark and scary coal mine the children could empathise and understand how difficult working conditions were for many children their own age.
At the end of our visit, our tour guide commented on how well behaved and enthusiastic the children were. We are very proud of them.
After the visit they were more than happy to return to their usual school life after their Victorian experience!