The whole school recently visited Beamish and had a great time.
Squirrel class learnt about life, work and school in their area around 120 years ago. They visited the pit village cottages and learnt about how difficult every day jobs were as there was no electricity and machines to help people. They had a go at doing some of the different jobs. They visited the old school and saw what learning was like back then. They decided it was a lot more fun now! They then went in the drift mine to see how miners used to get the coal out of the ground. It was a difficult and dangerous job but coal was used for many different purposes from burning on the ranges and fires in people’s homes to powering steam engines and trains.
Owl class enjoyed a fantastic trip to Beamish where they visited Pockerley Hall to find out about Georgian farming and they participated in a history of farming workshop where they found out about the development of Home Farm in three time periods. They also visited the farmhouse and practiced drill as a Home guard.