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