Help Clean Up

£35 per session, KS1

Children will be welcomed into Pit Cottage No 5 Francis Street, where they will discover that the householder has fallen behind with their chores.

After a sit down and a chat to set the scene, pupils will have the opportunity to do real jobs in a real house. They will work in groups to do various domestic chores including cleaning, tidying, washing the clothes and beating rugs. The session will end with a discussion about how these compare to modern domestic tasks.

This activity will enable children to:

  • Gain a better understanding of the domestic life of a miner’s family in the early 1900s
  • Explore the differences and similarities between home life then (the early 1900s) and now

Target Age: Key Stage 1

Cost: £35 per session

Duration: 45 mins

Group size: Half class

Season: All year round


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