Children in M4 recently visited Cromford Mills in Derbyshire to understand the role of Sir Richard Arkwright during the Industrial Revolution.
They enjoyed having a go at ‘carding’ and spinning thread from raw cotton. They also listened to a worker, describing her life in Cromford.
By the end of the experience, they were all grateful that they didn’t live around 250 years ago as they would have completed five years work by now at the age of twelve! School seems a far better option!