On the 12th and 13th of November we went to Armley Mills dressed
as Victorians. We went into a Victorian classroom and had to call the teacher ma’am. We had to put our hands behind our back. We had a half hour lunch then we had a tour around the mill. We had lots of different jobs such as overseers, scavenger and piecers. As real Victorian children you had to be quick about your job. If you weren’t quick enough you would either not get paid or lose your job! If you were a scavenger, you had sixty seconds , to get under the machine or you may get hit with the machine and die. After that we went to look at a rich and poor house. A while later we had a twenty minute drive back to school.
Written by Laura and Brooke