Monstrous Mines

KS2 / P5-7
KS3&4 / S1-6
Play In A Day

This Play in a Day is for up to 35 KS2 or 3 pupils. The pupils will work with a facilitator throughout the day and have the opportunity to share a short performance to an audience of their choice at the end of the day.

Inspired by the Horrible Histories collection, this is a brief look at some of the more unsavoury and dangerous aspects of life in a coal mining community many years ago.

From pit ponies, child labour and the fear and tragedy of accidents, Monstrous Mines looks at the way that life has changed for miners and their families and celebrates the heritage and bravery of communities whose livelihoods were built on coal.

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