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Year 2 Gunnersbury Museum Trip

As part of the Charles Dickens’ project, both Year 2 classes went to Gunnersbury Museum in West London. This is a big house where many rich Victorians used to live, including the Rothschild family. We had two very special workshops on the life of poor people during the Victorian Era. We dressed up as maids and footmen and got to learn all about the different roles and responsibilities that took place in a Victorian kitchen, such as the cooking, cleaning and the laundry. We were shocked that everything had to be done by hand as there was not much electricity. Afterwards, we learnt about the different jobs that children had to work as, including chimney sweeps and thieves. We all agreed that life was very hard for children back then!

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