Year 6 trip to the Black Country Living Museum

06 Jun 2017

On Tuesday 23rd May year 6 made the journey over to Dudley to visit the Black Country Living Museum. A fabulous museum that has rebuilt a Victorian town, complete with houses, a coal mine, sweet shop, fish & chip shop and a Methodist chapel, amongst many others.  The pupils started the day in the St James’s School with the school master teaching them how to learn the alphabet backwards and learning how to write using the old ‘hooks and hangars’ method. We then had lunch and were fortunate enough to watch the BBC filming the new series of Peaky Blinders – something that caused great excitement amongst Mr Gent and Mr Holmes! The rest of the day was spent touring the village, looking at all the different shop and house in the village and singing ‘All things Bright and Beautiful’ in the Chapel. The final part of the day was spent in the coalmine, looking and experiencing what life was like for Victorian miners; men, women and children!  It was a most enjoyable and informative day and one that was enjoyed by all.