When we got to Morwellham Quay our first activity was the School House. We learnt all about Victorian punishments like the cane and the backboard and had a go at writing on a slate board. Our teacher was quite strict but it was great fun. Next we went on the mine train where we got to find out about the terrible conditions for the miners. Although it was very dark we got to see the water wheel working, it was awesome. Later we dressed up as Victorian children, my friend said I looked like Sherlock Holmes! I learnt that the taller the hat the richer you were. Finally we went to the Dressing Floor where we had to break up rocks to find the copper ore. I didn’t find any but I did find some Fool’s Gold! This was my favourite part of the day. We all had a great time at Morwellham Quay and learnt a lot about the lives of Victorian children.
By James Walters Year 5