Here is a picture of a Workhouse in Exeter in 1744. I have added it to the blog because it links with our guided reading text for this week and with our class book ‘Streetchild’. In the book Jim has arrived at the Workhouse and is quickly learning that it is not a nice place to be.
Imagine Workhouses were still around today in 2017 and you ended up being taken there to live and to work to earn your keep.
What would you miss about your life?
What would be the worst thing about living in the Workhouse?
If you could take one thing into the Workhouse what would it be?