On 5th February 2019 year 6 pupils had an opportunity to visit the Museum of London and explore the fascinating history of the city we may not have all been born in, but we certainly embraced as our home.
As we stepped inside, we went on an unforgettable journey through the capital’s turbulent past. We walked ‘through history’ noting down the changes and examining the tumultuous years when London was ravaged by civil wars, plague and fire. Then, we ventured into the Galleries of Modern London where you can walk the streets of Victorian London, take a stroll in recreated pleasure gardens photographed above.
Jemima said, ‘‘All the clothes they wore were made from quality fabric, much better than today’s’’. Having thought about the poor conditions people lived in during Victorian times, when half of those born in the capital’s slums did not survive the first year, we reflected on both the positives and the negatives of living during those times.
Looking at the recent history, we discovered what life was like for women at the dawn of the 20th century and learned about those who fought for women’s rights in London.
Have you ever wondered what our lives might have been if Suffragettes did not show bravery and did not fight for women’s rights?
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