Year 4 become detectives

Date Published:
Thursday 28 March 2019
  • Year 4 Beamish Trip
  • Year 4 Beamish Trip
  • Year 4 Beamish Trip
  • Year 4 Beamish Trip

On Wednesday, class 4DG took a trip to Beamish Museum to explore the early 20th century - North East style.

After exploring the museum, pupils learnt all about the life of child miner James White, who tragically died in 1867. As part of the tour, children began to investigate the circumstances surrounding James' fate by interviewing characters around the pit village including the deputy of the mine, the White's neighbours and James' school teacher.

Farjan said: "I loved investigating to try and discover who was responsible for James' death. I think it was the deputy!"

Olivia M said: "It was great looking at the historical artefacts and going down into the mine. It was like travelling back in time!"

The students had an amazing time becoming detectives and had fun learning about the mines.