Knowing what life was like in the 1800’s is something you normally have to read about or watch on TV. 

At R.E.A.L., we love giving young people the chance to experience education outside the classroom, which is why a learner visited a Victorian workhouse as part of their class.

Claire Wallett, Specialist Teaching Assistant, and a learner stepped back in time at The Workhouse and Infirmary at Southwell to become Victorian school children. Clare said: “We put our maths and English to use by reading facts about how the workers and children were treated in the infirmary.

“We compared portions of food using scales and weights and looked at wage comparisons for male and female workers, the men were paid double!”