National Coal Mining Museum Trip
On Monday 7th November, Key Stage 2 children visited the National Coalmining Museum.
They learned about the importance of having laws, and that they are there to protect us and influence our behaviour. They found out that the laws were changed so that girls, boys under the age of 10 and women no longer had to work in the mines.
They found out about how Lord Shaftesbury petitioned the government for a change in the law, with the backing of Queen Victoria.
"I found out that to begin with the children had to work in the mines, but then the Law changed and only boys when they were aged 10 had to work in the mines. Girls and women weren't allowed to work in the mines."
Ajay- Class 4
Ajay acted out the role of a young boy trapped, forced to sit in the dark for 12 hours.