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Year 2 – Victorian Workhouse Research

Use the Powerpoint below to do some independent research about a Victorian Workhouse. Write a comment about what you learn.

85 responses to “Year 2 – Victorian Workhouse Research”

  1. Zakir F.

    In the Victorian days people used to clean floors and roofs, chimney people used to clean the chimneys and for lunch they used to eat grule they also ate cheese and bread.

  2. Liyana M.

    – They ate gruel which was horrible.
    – The people wore uncomfortable uniform.
    – They was punished by not being fed or they would go to prison
    – Some children had no parents and the ones that did were separated from their parents.

  3. Sara H.

    – the children had to clean floors with clothes and sponges
    – they ate disgusting foods
    – the cleaned chimneys even when they were small
    – they were poor so they lived on the streets
    – they werent given enough food

  4. Zakariyah A.

    The men and women and children were separated.
    There were some orphan children so they had no parents.
    They ate gruel for food.
    The children did school work for 3 hours a day.
    They went to church 2 times on Sundays .
    The people who were poor use to live in the work house.

  5. Iqra F.

    the children have to eat a disgustin soup.

  6. Dhonshan R.

    If you did something wrong you should do a punishment

  7. Maximilian J.

    There where no cars ๐Ÿš™๐Ÿš˜๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš”๐Ÿš๐Ÿš๐ŸšŽ๐Ÿš’๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿš‘๐Ÿš“๐Ÿš•๐Ÿš—๐Ÿšš๐ŸŽ

    1. Mr Carter

      Youโ€™re right but what did you learn about the workhouse?

  8. Esa I.

    They ate it fast because they were so hungry.

    1. Mrs Penavega

      They certainly did. Well done Esa. Did you like the taste of gruel?

  9. Amina I.

    I donโ€™t like the gruel because itโ€™s yucky ๐Ÿคขand awful ๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿฅด๐Ÿ˜–Yuk I hate the gruel.๐Ÿ˜ž

    1. Mrs Penavega

      What is it made out of?

  10. Iqra A.

    I know that if you ask for more grul you will get punished at the workhouse.

    1. Mr Carter

      What punishments were there?

      1. Iqra A.

        To do jobs

  11. Murtaza A.

    They had to do lots of jobs. Thir teachers are very strict.

    1. Mr Carter

      What happened in the workhouse?

  12. Dominik B.

    How would you feel Miss Penavega if you had to work in a workshop?

    1. Mrs Penavega

      I don’t think I’d like to work in a workhouse Dom. Would you?

  13. Huzaifah J.

    People eat watery gruel in the past

    1. Mrs Penavega

      Did you enjoy our gruel?

  14. Haris S.

    They only et pores every day

  15. Dominik B.

    I think the poor people shouldnโ€™t go to a workhouse!

    1. Mrs Penavega

      Why did the poor people go to the workhouse?

  16. Dominik B.

    We are so lucky because we donโ€™t have to eat gruel!

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