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A time of prosperity and growth

The Victorian period lasted from 1837 until 1901; the date upon which Queen Victoria I ascended the throne until the time of her death. This period was relatively peaceful and saw the country continue to prosper economically from the Industrial Revolution. The absence of famines or epidemics, improvements in health care and living standards, and a fall in the mortality rate meant that the population doubled.

A relatively recent period of our history, the Victorian legacy offers a wonderful range of study opportunities for your school group. You may decided to visit a museum where the children can look at and read about machinery or household objects of the time, or a more immersive visit at one of the venues where the staff are living in period costume.

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Victorian Workshop
Victorian Workshop

Citizenship, Maths, History, Victorian, Design Technology, PSHE, SEN

Hands-On Building Workshops For KS2 to fit in with your Victorian Topic. Pupils work individually in teams and altogether to produce a 3m high, 12m long structure that represents the central spine of the Crystal Palace, which they then parade through

York
York

History, Religious Education, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Victorian, worldwar, SEN

York is a fantastic destination for groups of all ages and home to some of the UK's most iconic landmarks. Attractions and visits include the "Diagon Alley-esque" Shambles, York Minster, Jorvik, York Museum Gardens & the National Railway Museum.

Day Visits
Day Visits

English, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, Biology, History, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Art, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Food

Victorian: Children are always full of excitement about exploring this lived in house. Leighton Hall was altered architecturally in the 19th century to reflect the Victorian gothic style, and offers a fascinating insight into life at that time. Children can get up close, and interact with Vict

Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent
Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent

English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Business, Art

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A day trip to the stunning Isle of Wight is only a short ferry crossing away! With only a small stretch of water between you and the island, the Isle of Wight offers a truly unique experience and can be reached in as little as 12 minutes!




Florence Nightingale - Online
Florence Nightingale - Online

History, Victorian, Significant Individuals, Beyond Living Memory

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Who was Florence Nightingale and just how important was her role in improving hospital conditions for soldiers in the Crimea? Come with us as we find out how Florence challenged the stereotype of nurses and influenced a new way of nursing through our interactive online workshop.

Cardiff Castle
Cardiff Castle

History, Religious Education, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian

Cardiff Castle has over 2000 years of hisory which makes it perfect for a historical school trip covering areas the both the English and Welsh National Curriculum.

National Waterfront Museum
National Waterfront Museum

Science, History, Physics, Victorian

Explore the story of Wales's past, present and future contributions to industry and innovation, via cutting-edge, interactive technology married with traditional displays.

National Museum Cardiff
National Museum Cardiff

Science, History, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Religious Education, Art, Physics

You can create your own visit or let us do it for you. We offer you a range of stimulating workshops which explore parts of our collections in more detail. All workshops are linked to the National Curriculum.


Days trips to the National Emergency Services Museum
Days trips to the National Emergency Services Museum

Citizenship, Science, Biology, History, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Beyond Living Memory, Local History, Design Technology, PSHE

A trip to the National Emergency Services Museum brings learning alive like nowhere else, delivering engaging workshops, costumed characters and original hands-on objects, all within the walls of a historic police, fire and ambulance station.

Gladstone Pottery Museum
Gladstone Pottery Museum

Science, History, Art, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Chemistry

Gladstone is the only complete Victorian pottery factory from the days when coal-burning ovens made the world's finest bone china. Explore the cobbled yard, with huge bottle kilns and take part in daily worksho

YHA London Thameside
YHA London Thameside

English, Science, Biology, History, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, Physical Education, Accommodation Only

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A warm welcome awaits you at our purpose-built hostel, based in the docklands area of London. With a coach drop-off just outside the door getting here is easy. Inside you’ll find great social spaces, full meals service and places to study.

 Victorians
Victorians

Citizenship, History, Victorian, Performing Arts

Children will learn about: – Key dates during the period. – Queen Victoria – her coronation and reign. – Children at work in the mills, with a focus on the dangers faced by these children. – Children at work in the mines, the different jobs that children did and what these entailed.


Equity Primary Trips to London
Equity Primary Trips to London

History, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Music, Art

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London has so much to offer for Primary School trips with excursions and attractions that link to all subject areas.Even though this is the biggest capital city in Europe, we choose excursions that are central so it’s easy for groups to travel.

Hands on History Online
Hands on History Online

History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Monarchs, Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, worldwar

Immersive historical learning experiences take you back in time with fully custom-made experiences.

Cultural Tour of London for International Schools
Cultural Tour of London for International Schools

English, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, Art

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Museums and palaces overflowing with art, science and history, incredible theatre shows in the West End, bustling Oxford Street and Covent Garden, and iconic Big Ben and Trafalgar Square! London is the perfect destination for a cultural tour.

Florence Nightingale
Florence Nightingale

History, Victorian

Alone in the night the Lady with the Lamp walks the halls of the hospital checking on the sick and wounded. Florence Nightingale is a fascinating character - so let's explore her many accomplishments and efforts that saved the lives of so many.


York City Overnight Trip
York City Overnight Trip

History, Romans, Vikings, Industrial, Victorian, Design Technology

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There are many attractions in York where students can learn about the Victorians. At York Castle Museum and Prison students will learn about Victorians and their attitudes to crime and punishment. The National Railway Museum and the National Coal Mining Museum also give invaluable insights into this

Shepton Mallet Prison
Shepton Mallet Prison

Citizenship, History, PSHE, Victorian, SEN

Students have the opportunity to visit a real prison which was fully operational until 2013. Our guides will paint a picture of life in prison from Victorian times to the present day. We bring history and crime & punishment alive

Victorian Workshop & Wow Day
Victorian Workshop & Wow Day

History, Victorian

Dan Tastic Education uses a wide array of props, historical items, videos, group discussion and teacher in role style student participation to cover the following topics during a Victorian Wow Day: Queen Victoria Life in the 1800s The British Empire Florence Nightingale Karl Benz & the First

The Very Elegant Victorian
The Very Elegant Victorian

History, Victorian, Performing Arts, SEN

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Don't dare to talk in class, make sure your hands are clean or Miss Grimm our strict Victorian teacher has a cane and not afraid to use it. What job will you do in the workshop, be a Chimney Sweep, work in the mills, crawl down the mine or be a maid.


Skern Lodge
Skern Lodge

Citizenship, English, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, History, Egyptians, Vikings, Victorian, Physical Education, PSHE, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN

In 1863, the seaside resort of Westward Ho! was founded. Many hotels and boarding houses were built and it became a place for wealthy Victorians to come and relax in the coastal waters. Touring around Westward Ho!, many of these grand properties can be still seen and with the addition of period pho

Perlethorpe Environmental Education Centre
Perlethorpe Environmental Education Centre

English, Maths, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Archaeology, Geology, History, Saxons, Vikings, Victorian, worldwar, Religious Education, Physical Education, Art, Bushcraft

Bring your class along to Perlethorpe to experience a day in the life of school children in Victorian times and learn what life was like during this period. The classroom has been restored to its original layout from 1861 so it truly will be a step back in time! Your class will get to wear costumes

Chatsworth
Chatsworth

English, Science, Biology, History, Elizabethans, Monarchs, Georgian, Victorian, Art, PSHE, SEN

Our new interactive learning experience 'Explore the House' covers a number of historic periods and topics: the learning team will facilitate a visit linked to history or art and design in this interactive 90-minute experience. The North Wing of the house was built during the Victorian era. Victoria

Malvern Hills
Malvern Hills

Science, Physics, Biology, History, Victorian, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, SEN

Adventure challenges and outdoor activities for all ages and abilities in 9 acres of woodland at our Malvern centre and surrounding area with a focus on team-work, leadership, building independence, self-confidence and facilitating exploration.


Day Visits
Day Visits

Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Victorian, Design Technology, Physical Education, Art, Farm, Wildlife, SEN

The ‘Great Stink’ programme brings local Victorian history to life. Children will learn about the water cycle in Victorian London and how Essex Filter Beds played a part in the filtration process. These beds are now a wildlife nature reserve which is great place to see nature in London.

Dan Tastic History
Dan Tastic History

History, Prehistory, Greeks, Ancient Civilisations, Egyptians, Celts, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian

Tudors & Stuarts Workshop, Wow Day & School Visit! An exciting display of historical items, armour, weapons, Victorian inventions and lots of other interesting props. Using humour and a huge wealth of knowledge on the subject matter, your Dan Tastic Workshop Facilitator will educate and entertain yo

Victorians
Victorians

History, Victorian, SEN

So much fun they won't realise they're learning! Interactive Victorian workshops to inspire, engage and educate! Costumed experts bring the Victorian world to life with artefacts and activities right in your classroom.

Maths Workshops
Maths Workshops

Citizenship, Maths, Physics, Victorian, Design Technology, PSHE

Our Hands-On Cross-Curricular Activities are for All Key Stages & Abilities, From EYFS to Sixth Form Making Learning Fun & The Complex Simple. Utilsing Creativity, Problem Solving, Teamwork and Resilience, workshops increase Self Esteem by Degrees


Victorians
Victorians

History, Industrial, Victorian, Performing Arts, Music, Art

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The day is divided into 3 sessions. 1. A talk about the Victorians, how they came to be, Queen Victoria herself, the Industrial revolution, money, farming, cities etc. The children design their own penny to be used later. 2. A Victorian classroom experience 3. Games lesson - Victorian style, also

Theatre Workshop
Theatre Workshop

English, Geography, Environmental Geography, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, Performing Arts, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
Theatre Workshop have been visiting schools for over 25 years with fun filled active workshops. Our workshops certainly have the WOW factor and will get you pupils scrabbling for the internet to research for themselves. Book NOW

Osborne
Osborne

Science, Biology, History, Victorian, Art

Find out more about the lives of Queen Victoria and her family, by exploring the house, Swiss Cottage and grounds. Enhance your learning with a Discovery Visit workshop, and discover the life of a Victorian servant with housekeeper Mrs Pilkington in WAITING ON HAND AND FOOT! (KS2), or enter the exci

Leeds Castle
Leeds Castle

English, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Saxons, Medieval, Tudors, Monarchs, Victorian, Beyond Living Memory, Local History, Performing Arts, Art, SEN

Leeds Castle in Kent offers an exciting range of themed workshops, self-guided visits and fun-packed itineraries ensure your school group will learn that there is so much more to Leeds Castle than history.


Hands on History
Hands on History

History, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Georgian, Industrial, Victorian, Edwardian

Immersive historical learning experiences take you back in time with fully custom-made experiences.

Crime & Punishment
Crime & Punishment

History, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Elizabethans, Victorian

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CRIME & PUNISHMENT INTRODUCTION - We start any part of this workshop by giving you a broad overview of the topic. This is then followed by smaller activities that focus on the different era's that we are covering. VICTORIAN CRIME & PUNISHMENT The children will look at how the use of

Victorians
Victorians

History, Victorian

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VICTORIAN INTRODUCTION - Let us teach you about the rise of Queen Victoria - her triumphs and her failures. DR BARNADO - We will teach the children about how the first children's home was opened in Victorian times by Dr Barnado. They will learn about the story and also re-enact portio

Cornwall Art Tour
Cornwall Art Tour

Industrial, Victorian, Physical Education, Art, SEN

Take your students to a world-class artists region, home of the Tate, Barbara Hepworth and incredible landscapes shed in natural light - this is Cornwall.


The Island Classroom
The Island Classroom

English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Archaeology, Geology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Business, Physical Education, Art, Farm,

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Do you like the idea of teaching your curriculum while your students minds are wide open? When better for them to learn than during the fun of your school trip? We are the Island Classroom, where you can combine fun with education in a unique way.

History Workshops
History Workshops

History, Prehistory, Greeks, Ancient Civilisations, Egyptians, Celts, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Significant Individuals, Beyond Living Memory, Black History, Performing Arts, SEN

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The wife of Sryie Barnado takes the children on a journey through Victorian times and helps the children learn about the poor house, mudlarking and Victorian schooling along with exciting inventions during the industrial revolution. The children will have the opportunity to visit The Great Exhibitio

Christmas with Dickens
Christmas with Dickens

History, Victorian, SEN

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The workshop leader will arrive at your school with this Festive Victorian Christmas pop-up theatre. The pupils will meet a famous author who is well known for writing stories about Christmas. Who might it be? Dressed in Victorian costume he will perform short extracts from his work and

History and Field Studies
History and Field Studies

History, Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only, Romans, Victorian, Fieldstudies

The Four Stones at the summit of the Clent Hills, near the Bell Heath centre, are thought to be neolithic however we installed as a Victorian folly by Lord Lyttleton in 1763. The Victorian era saw Malvern grow in popularity around 1842, when Doctors James Wilson and Gully established their water


Edinburgh City Tour
Edinburgh City Tour

History, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian

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Edinburgh is a city of beautiful contrasts. The ancient castle perched atop its volcanic crag, the mishmash of medieval tenements towering over the Royal Mile, and the New Town's neoclassical grandeur are all out to impress and charm.

Kenwood House
Kenwood House

History, Victorian, Black History, Art

Explore life in the Georgian and Victorian periods with a visit to Kenwood. To enhance learning, book an expert-led Discovery Visit workshop: • KENWOOD CONNECTIONS: LORD MANSFIED AND THE ABOLITION OF THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE (KS3): explore the emergence of the abolition movement of the 18th-

Florence Nightingale - In School
Florence Nightingale - In School

History, Victorian, Significant Individuals, Beyond Living Memory

COVID-19 OFFER
Our workshop supports children to explore artefacts, accounts, images through hands-on learning and role-play, and encourages children to develop a deeper understanding of what life was like for people living in the Victorian era. We also explore the challenges that Florence Nightingale and her nurs

Immersive Storytelling
Immersive Storytelling

English, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Ancient Civilisations, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, Edwardian

Covid-safe in-person performances designed to stimulate children's creativity and love of literacy


Belvoir Castle
Belvoir Castle

History, Geography, Art, Human Geography, Tudors, Victorian

School trips to Belvoir allow pupils to learn about the castle during Regency and Victorian times, including the opportunity to experience a themed lesson in our Regency Schoolroom!

Historical Trips
Historical Trips

History, Prehistory, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, Biology

Tudor House is a treasure-trove of stories from the past, revealing over 800 years of history in one fascinating museum. With a designated education room and education team who are on-hand to deliver fantastic learning experiences for your group.

Summerlee Victorian Life
Summerlee Victorian Life

History, Design Technology, Victorian

The museum of Scottish Industrial Life is one of Scotland's best industrial heritage attractions. This twenty two acre site at Summerlee, North Lanarkshire, has an exhibition hall with working exhibits, tramway, mine tours and a social history area.

Shrewsbury Prison
Shrewsbury Prison

Citizenship, History, Victorian, Twentieth Century, PSHE, SEN

Students have the opportunity to visit a real prison which was fully operational until 2013. Our guides will paint a picture of life in prison from Victorian times to the present day. We bring history and crime & punishment alive


Tate St Ives
Tate St Ives

History, Design Technology, Art, Victorian

Tate St Ives offers a programme of international modern and contemporary art presented in the unique context of St Ives.

Victorian Workshop
Victorian Workshop

History, Victorian, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
During this workshop our professional actor will take on the role of Syrie Barnardo, the wife of Thomas Barnardo, who established the first children's home in Victorian times. Together with the children, she will travel back in time and experience the harsh life or the poor in a typical workhouse, r

Portals To The Past
Portals To The Past

English, Geography, Human Geography, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar

COVID-19 OFFER
Portals to the Past provide high quality history workshops in schools for KS2, led by experienced historical re-enactors and historians. Available across most of England. From the Stone Age through to WW2 our workshops come to your school.

Perlethorpe Environmental Education Centre
Perlethorpe Environmental Education Centre

Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, History, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Victorian, worldwar, Physical Education, Art, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN

Bring your class along to Perlethorpe to experience a day in the life of school children in Victorian times and learn what life was like during this period. The classroom has been restored to its original layout from 1861 so it truly will be a step back in time! Your class will get to wear costumes


Shrewsbury Escape Room-The Cell
Shrewsbury Escape Room-The Cell

Citizenship, Maths, History, Victorian

An Escape Room in a REAL prison. We lock your team in a cell and they need to work together to escape solving a series of challenges and puzzles

Braeside Residential
Braeside Residential

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, History, Prehistory, Romans, Victorian, Physical Education, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports

COVID-19 OFFER
Superb residential outdoor learning centre based on the edge of the Marlborough Downs in Wiltshire. Offering physical and educational programmes for young people tailored specifically to them in an idyllic setting.

Engage with history at the National Emergency Services Museum
Engage with history at the National Emergency Services Museum

History, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Beyond Living Memory, Local History

A trip to our museum brings history to life, engaging and immersing your learners in some amazing stories, experiences and people from the past - all within the walls of our historic home, a Victorian police, fire and ambulance station.

The Victorians!
The Victorians!

History, Victorian

COVID-19 OFFER
Session 1 – Strict Schoolmasters: We recreate the austere setting of the Victorian schoolroom right in your classroom and take children on a journey to the kind of schooling their great-great grandparents experienced. Session 2 – The Great Railway Roll-out: One of the defining advancements


Audley End
Audley End

History, Victorian, Art

Enjoy a free self-led visit and experience parts of the beautiful 17th century mansion, service wing, kitchen garden and grounds. Say hello to our resident horses in the stable block and visit the Coal Gallery, once a hive of activity, as we recreate the hustle and bustle of servants' daily routines

A Victorian Christmas
A Victorian Christmas

English, History, Victorian, SEN

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The Drama Hut offers on-site school workshops, encouraging learning in a creative environment. With a wide range of topics to choose from, let us create a unique learning experience for your school.

Suffragettes Workshop
Suffragettes Workshop

History, Victorian, Edwardian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, SEN

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The Suffragette movement has been formed and the members are working tirelessly to secure equal rights and the vote for women. The date is 1912 and today, Sylvia Pankhurst is due to speak at a Rally where she is delighted to see so many supporters there to hear her! During this workshop our actor wi

STEM and History Trips
STEM and History Trips

Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Science, Physics, History, Georgian, Industrial, Victorian, Design Technology, Art, Local History

Underfall Yard offers pupils a fascinating insight into the Victorian Period. The sights and sounds of our 1880s workshop complete with belts, line shafting, steam engine and machine tools are evocative of a Victorian Factory in full flow. Both our workshop and hydraulic system are once again operat


Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace

Maths, History, Tudors, Victorian

Blenheim Palace is the birth place of Sir Winston Churchill and a World Heritage Site. The venue is perfect for national curriculum based school trips as well as general interest and leisure visits

Florence Nightingale Workshop
Florence Nightingale Workshop

History, Victorian, Significant Individuals, SEN

COVID-19 OFFER
During this workshop, our professional actor will take on the role of the famous Lady with the Lamp and help the children learn about her life during Victorian times and in particular the impact she had on nursing and the sanitisation of our hospitals. During this workshop, through role play, improv

Immersive Experiences
Immersive Experiences

Science, History, SEN, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Geography, SEN

Immersive Experiences is the UK's leading multi-diciplinary mobile planetariums and sensory learning experiences company. Over 15 subjects | National Curriculum & Common Entrance 13 level | Over 160 programs to suit all ages | SEN/SLD/PMLD

Legge House
Legge House

Citizenship, English, Maths, History, Victorian, worldwar, Art, Wildlife, Accommodation Only

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The old Victorian village school provides a relaxing homely base for both first time away from home children and University students. We are ideal for local attractions, exploring nature and friendship building away from the normal classroom.


YMCA Bath
YMCA Bath

Geography, Environmental Geography, History, Celts, Romans, Saxons, Georgian, Victorian, Accommodation Only

In 1830, Princess Victoria opened the Royal Victoria Park. It has 56 acres of parkland, contains trees and shrubs from around the world and was designed by the City architect, Edward Davis. Victoria did not return to Bath as Queen. During her visit, it is said that a resident of Bath commented on th

Frogmore Paper Mill
Frogmore Paper Mill

Science, Chemistry, History, Industrial, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Design Technology, Art, SEN

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Frogmore is a piece of Victorian industrial history which had much impact on the local area as well as internationally with the invention of the first mechanised paper machine. Here we focus on the social history,life in the area, job options, the working conditions, wages and additional benefits of

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