Meet a Miner

Get a fabulous insight into the lives of miners and their communities with our brand new Meet a Miner Workshop. In the workshop your class will get to watch a series of videos about mining through the ages and see how conditions have changed over time then get to chat with a real life former miner over zoom.

Learning outcomes:

Pupils will understand that:

  •        coal was once an important everyday part of life
  •        coal miners needed special tools and clothing to carry out their work
  •        we can find out about the past through a range of sources including objects, images, documents and people


National Curriculum Links:

KS1/2 History

  •        Local history study (significant aspect of history or site from period beyond 1066)
  •        Significant people and places (miners and pits) in their own locality
  •        Historical enquiry skills – how we find out about the past and construct interpretations

KS3 History

  •        Ideas, political power, industry & empire: Britain, 1745-1901
  •        Local history study (historical perspective: connections between local/national history)
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