Year 8 students had a great day out in Dudley! Despite the soaring temperatures, we managed to get the full experience of life in the Victorian Black Country. This included a lesson in a Victorian school, a chain-making display, the ‘back to back’ experience, sweets laced with arsenic, and some old-fashioned street games. After lunch, the ‘coolest’ parts of the day were going on a canal trip through limestone tunnels, and going down a mine. And there was even time for an energising carousel adventure.
Here are the reflections of some of the Year 8 students:
Q: What was your highlight of the day?
Cara: The carousel was lots of fun and really exhilarating!
Lottie: It’s got to be the carousel!
Emmeline: I was surprised at how easy it was to do the ‘legging’ and how two small people could make a boat move so fast!
Tom: I really liked the mine – it was really interesting…and really cool!
Tabby: The boat ride was very cool!
And finally, Chelsey, Sarah, Dearbhla and I loved taking the year 8 students on this trip. A few of the staff at the museum complimented them for being a lovely group, and we very much concur. A credit to their families!
Head of History, Years 7-11