On Wednesday 28th September Y6 pupils travelled to Killhope Lead Mine in Durham, to experience what life would have been like for a Victorian miner.

After a long journey we eventually arrived and were greeted with typical weather for the area – wind and drizzle- making us immediately aware of what life had been like for the poor miners.

Walking in the mine proved to be the highlight of the visit – even if we had to wade through several inches of water!

We then experienced life on the washing floor although it was hard work we had great fun breaking rocks to hunt for minerals and precious Galena, then washing and sorting through the rocks. We were extremely lucky to be able to take home what we found.

Photos in gallery

 

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