Year 6 have been learning about Victorian slums as part of their ILP. All of the children did a fabulous job. Mrs Todd and I were so impressed by one in particular that we asked the creator to write a blog about it (below). Keep up the great work!
‘In class, we were asked to create a slum house which was based on the 19th century Victorian slums. I have designed an alleyway which has three buildings made into five small living areas. To create these tiny homes I have used: cardboard, boxes, tubes, string, matchsticks, material, tea bags and weeds. People lived in dirty, crowded conditions and many shared beds. Times were very hard; people had very little money and poor hygiene. I have created a washing line for each slum to share, with clothes and bedding on. The pathways are all dirty. Everything I have used has been recycled, including used tea bags, which I have steeped material in to give a used and filthy look!’