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Gillespie Primary School | Y6 trip to Islington museum to learn more about the Victorians
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31 Jan Y6 trip to Islington museum to learn more about the Victorians

The second was schools. We saw different pictures and objects from Victorian times and how they were used. Then we had lunch on a bench outside (although it wasn’t Victorian). After that, we looked at entertainment and they had some very strange activities like a…

The second was schools. We saw different pictures and objects from Victorian times and how they were used.

Then we had lunch on a bench outside (although it wasn’t Victorian).

After that, we looked at entertainment and they had some very strange activities like a walking race, bull fighting, world fairs and circuses, but luckily, we don’t have these in Islington anymore!

Then we had a look at hospitals and learned that there were many diseases. A few examples were flu, measles, fever and cholera. These all killed many people.

Finally, we learned more about how workhouses were places of DOOM! So many children suffered all because their mother and father had died. The workhouses were giant as they covered about a 1/8 of the street.

Eventually, we went out of the interesting museum and started to walk down Liverpool Road to see what the Victorian buildings were used as today.

First, we saw the Agricultural Hall. Then, the Fever Hospital. Finally, we saw the workhouse and went back to school in time for English.

By Reuben, Maya and Ibrahim