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The Black Country Living Museum

Yesterday, year 6 pupils had the opportunity to visit the Black Country Living Museum and experience what life was like for children during the Victorian era. Whilst there, the children had the chance to walk around the town, exploring the sweet shop, hardware shop and chemist. They also walked along the canals, looking at the narrow boats and watching a chain-making and nail-making demonstration. As well as this, all 60 children participated in a Victorian school lesson; learning their alphabet backwards, recalling times tables, and even watching Mr Taylor get the cane! This was all followed by some delicious fish and chips for lunch, a visit to the cinema to see a silent 'Laurel and Hardy' film and an insightful talk about coal mining. A fantastic way to end a truly brilliant Victorian topic.

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