This week Year 3 have visited the Bradford Industrial Museum this week, to help with their History and Geography topic all about the local area.
The children followed the journey of wool from sheep to suit. They looked at the display of working textile machinery and learnt about the historical role of children in the mills.
The children had lots of positive comments to make about their learning experience; here are just a few:
- “The thing I enjoyed at the museum was brushing the wool. I had a great time,” said Dylan.
- “I learnt that the machines were louder than I could have imagined,” explained Toby.
- “Listening to the deafening machines gave me some idea of just how noisy it was in the factories,” said Bilal. Nishaa was also surprised by this.
- “Scavengers was the name given to the job which some children had to do. Children would crawl under the dangerous machines,” explained Harkiran & Ammar.
- Thomas exclaimed, “If I had been a mill worker I would have had to do this job because I’m one of the smallest in the class.”
- “My favourite part was spinning the wool on the wooden wheel, as it took great skill and good twirling,” added Kieranjeet.
- “The best part was when I was combing the wool, because it was easy and I did it really well,” Safa explained.
- “My favourite part was learning how to twist and wind wool. We had a great time at the Industrial Museum,” exclaimed Arooj.