In this exciting hands-on set of workshops students can meet Mr and Mrs Pease to learn about all aspects of Victorian mining families lives. Mr Pease helps students explore the coming of the railways and what working conditions were like for mining families. (This can be explored at Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum for schools interested in a two-site visit). With Mrs Pease students can discover differences between the lives of rich and poor children through investigating Victorian toys and games. They can also experience life in a Victorian classroom: trying their hand with slates and copybooks.
Key learning outcome:
Students learn about significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.