Armley Mills

As part of our Now and Then topic, comparing our life nowadays to life in Victorian times, we visited Armley Mills museum. Everybody was given a Victorian name and had to dress up like a Victorian school child, and we spent the morning discovering what it was like to go to school in the 1800s. We experienced the environment the children would have been educated in, and also got to find out the sorts of punishments that were handed out! We then spent the afternoon learning about what Victorian children did in the factories, and how dangerous their jobs were. We had a brilliant day, and everybody agreed that they were very pleased to be living in the present day instead!