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Y2 Trip to Gressenhall Museum and Workhouse

What a busy day!

Last week as a class we read Oliver Twist and discussed life as a Victorian orphan living in the workhouse. Today we looked round Gressenhall Workhouse and we did a Through the Keyhole trail looking at various places in the museum. The children had to answer questions which gave a code when the 4 digits were placed in order of size. The code unlocked a padlock to a treasure chest containing an object. It was wonderful to see the children engaging with the task.

A trip to the farm involved meeting animals and doing a stamper trail along the Riverside walk. After lunch it was time to let off steam in the woodland adventure playground.

The children were a pleasure to take out today and I wish to thank the parents who gave up a day to come and help us on the trip.

One thought on “Y2 Trip to Gressenhall Museum and Workhouse

  1. Brilliant. What a wonderful way to teach the children about how harsh life could be for our ancestors but still give them the kind of fun our ancestors would be overjoyed to see them having.


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