The Mill Children
Site: Armley Mills
History, Literacy, Cross Curricular, Science
A member of staff or freelancer leads this activity.
During this 1hr workshop pupils will learn about local history through an interactive session, pupils will be able to experience what it might have been like to live, dress and work as a child in the mill during the height of the Industrial Revolution.
You can then choose from 3 options for another 1 hr workshop.
- Victorian Houses (recommended for KS1)Visit our Weavers Cottages/Mill Managers house and get a feel of what life was like in the home during the Victorian period. Pupils will get a chance to do washing and rag rug making.
- The death of George Dyson (recommended for KS2)
Learn the story of a child worker who died at Armley Mills in the Industrial Revolution. View reports from the time. Read extracts of the conditions children worked under from the factory commission. Read the poem on the death of George and write poetry inspired from objects from the mill.
- The Industrial Revolution and how it changed your local area (recommended for KS2)
Using maps from the pre and post Industrial Revolution pupils will compare the changes in Leeds. We will be specifically looking at mills, what they produced, why where they built here and what powered them?
For more information, contact the Learning & Access Officer on 0113 3783177 .
There is a self-led teachers' pack and materials trail available to complement this workshop. Please enquire for more details.
History key concepts: Develop a chronologically secure knowledge, use historical terminology, determine cause and effect
History themes: local history study, study beyond 1066
Literacy: Speaking, Listening & Reading
Science: scientific enquiry
Cost: £60 per class
Maximum numbers: Class of 30