On Monday 21st September, Year 5 visited Beamish Museum.
We visited a Victorian school and learnt about the ‘Three R’s’… Reading, writing and arithmetic. Children were told all about the harsh punishments and the roles of boys and girls in Victorian times.
We also visited a coal mine and learnt what it would have been like for workers and their families.
When visiting the Georgian house, the children were given jobs such as sweeping, polishing and making beds. The children were encouraged to be seen and not heard!
While exploring the 1940’s wartime farm, the children practiced blacking out windows, filling sandbags and hiding in a bomb shelter during an air raid.
We had a fantastic day at Beamish and also learnt to value the lifestyle we are fortunate enough to have in 2015!