Topics Covered

Introduction overview of the topic
Queen Victoria
Life as a Child
Crime & Punishment
The Great Exhibition
Victorian Toys


Victorian Artefacts
Begging Technique Demonstrations
Drama & Roleplay
Make a Victorian Toy
Opportunities to ask Questions
Big Quiz to round off the day!

NOTE: If we are working with one class for a full day, we can add in some other aspects of Victorian History

In More Detail…

Let us teach you and your students all about life as a child in Victorian times. Your students will get a taste of what it might have been like to be a young chimney sweep. They will also learn about how you would be punished if you committed crimes in these times.

Students will learn all about Doctor Barnardo and the sad circumstances around which his charity was founded. We investigate this through the story of John Somers (known as Carrots to his street friends).

If there is time, we can teach your children how to make a ‘Thaumatrope’, an optical illusion toy favoured amongst Victorian children and adults alike.

Finally, we bring in a selection of artefacts which the students will discover in our quiz-style investigation. These include an iron, chamber pot, telegraph machine, and a knife sharpener.


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Group Size

Up to 90 children (3 classes) can take part in a full days workshop. For large groups we will need to split the day up slightly.


A big hall is ideal for large groups. However quite often we can fit into one or more classrooms dependent on the group size.



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Want to enhance your teaching?

Check out our YouTube channel for free videos covering all aspects of history. In addition to this you will find free worksheets linked in the descriptions.

Meanwhile, if you have a particular subject you’d like us to make a video about, let us know and we’ll certainly add it to our list!

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