Today we visited Beamish museum to take part in ‘A Parcel from Home’ workshop. We met a lovely lady whose son was in the British army fighting in Belgium during World War One. We talked about what life was like for him in the trenches and helped to make a parcel for him with different things he may like such as tea, biscuits, socks, a pencil and paper. We enjoyed visiting the town grocery, post office and sweet shop to buy these objects using pennies. Then we explored the pit village, school and town houses to learn more about life on the home front during the early 1900s. We also enjoyed riding on the tram throughout the day!

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