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Experience hard work and no play - the life of a Victorian workhouse boy or girl. Meet Matron who will explain the rules; hands out of pockets, don’t speak until spoken to and always be polite and obey your elders. Then to work and school with our carousel of hands-on activities:
Relax and enjoy the life of a rich Victorian child, perhaps the child of one of the wealthy Workhouse Guardians. Guardians usually came from priviliged backgrounds.
Our new outreach visit extends understanding of the role of policemen and woman in an interactive and enjoyable way which links to the curriculum. We bring uniforms and artefacts from our Prison & Police Museum which together with our hands-on activities build a picture of what policemen and women wear and what they do in the community. The morning (or afternoon) includes:
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To begin we bring three of our staff in police costume from our collections. One is dressed as a Peeler, a very early policeman, one is dressed as a modern policeman and one is dressed as a policewoman. We ask the class to spot dierences and then ask then which piece of equipment goes with which policeman. We find out what the police do and how to contact them.
Then a carousel of activities:
The Workhouse, Allhallowgate
Ripon, HG4 1LE
T: 01765 690799
"Brackenfield School 2015
Fabulous trip! Highly highly recommend. Brackenfield will see you next year!