Life as a Victorian Child

As part of our Victorian topic Primary 6 have been learning about what life was like as a poor Victorian Child.  At first we thought we might like to live in Victorian times but after doing a bit of research most of us changed our minds!  We found out that children from poorer families would have to work for around 10 hours a day and would get as little as 25p a week for their hard work!  There were a few different jobs for Victorian children including being a chimney sweep, working in a factory and working in a coal mine.  We used the information from our research to help us write a diary entry as if we were a working Victorian child.  We then used water to age them and ripped our diary entries to make them look as if they had been written during the Victorian era.