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Lower 1 pupils visit Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the National Coal Mining Museum

Pupils in Lower One recently visited the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the National Coal Mining Museum.

Teacher of Lower One Alison Petit tells us more:-

“This year we decided to have lunch at the Yorkshire Sculpture Museum, and the Lower Ones enjoyed their sandwiches while admiring sculptures by Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. 

Upon arrival at the Coal Mining Museum, the pupils were given an underground tour, to see what conditions were like for miners. They got into the character of a miner by putting coal on their faces and found out how tough it was to work in a mine as they collected coal and processed it through the system.

Lower One have been exploring events of the late 20th century during which they learnt about the causes and effects of the miners’ strikes in the 1980s. This trip, therefore, gave them a great chance to discuss these moments with the miners who had lived through them, and really brought History to life.”

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