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Victorian Childhood

Experience the harsh reality of a poor Victorian child. Who never saw the light of day? Who had a bath three times a year? Who learnt the 3 Rs?

Victorian Childhood
Victorian Childhood

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KS1 & KS2

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Travel back to a time before iPods, television and Xboxes, where cramped living conditions, disease and lack of sanitation were rife. Children crawled, climbed and coughed their way through their short lives. Looking at children in mines, factories, on the land, up chimneys and in the school room, we discover how different life was then from now. Using role-play, we discover how tough a child had to be to survive and thrive in Victorian England.

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