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Seaside Holidays in the Past
Discover the joys of a first seaside trip in Victorian times.

  The action takes place in Late Victorian London.

  The children are in role as Mudlarks, scavenging for anything washed up by the River Thames. They encounter a rich charity worker. On hearing of their plight, the charity worker takes pity on the children and gives them an experience of a lifetime - a journey to the seaside.

  For the first time, they experience donkey rides, a fairground, bathing machines, Punch and Judy and much more.

The children have a lot of fun in role, creating an authentic character while learning everyday facts about Victorian seaside holidays

Follow up materials available for this workshop

“The staff felt it was the best historical drama workshop we have had. The children loved it all. They remained ‘in role’ for the entire hour as shown by comments such as “I’ve never had ice-cream before” and “I would really like a parent” which showed up in the writing they produced the next day. This is an amazing length of time for children so young to maintain role and period. You made the Victorian age real for them and gave them an experience they will never forget..”
Anne Davenport, Year 1 teacher, Biggin Hill Primary School

A one hour workshop for up to 30 children
in a hall or other large space.



 



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