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Quarry Bank Mill Visit

Well we stepped back in time today to the Victorian era and tried our hand at some of the jobs which would have been carried out by the apprentices in the mill. We discovered it was noisy, dirty and very dangerous work (you might lose a finger or even be crushed to death). Many of the workers would only live up to the age of 35 and would suffer with lots of health complications.

We also visited the apprentice house and learnt about their daily routine, diet and medicines. We found out about an apprentice called Thomas, who tried to run away. We loved all of the facts brought to life through stories, hands on activities and particularly dressing up! We listened beautifully to the leaders and were fantastically behaved. Many of the leaders commented on how the children were a real credit to the teachers and our school and we were very proud. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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