The Workhouse

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? 

4 thoughts on “The Workhouse

  1. I would miss all my family and friends. I would also miss all the lovely food. I would find the worst thing about the workhouse is the punishment.

      

  2. I would hate to live in the workhouse it’s so big I think I would get lost rather quickly.

      

  3. What would you miss about your life?
    the food, my parents, interaction with children.
    What would be the worst thing about living in the Workhouse? 
    the food and work
    If you could take one thing into the Workhouse what would it be? 
    a massive secerate box of snacks that I could eat

      

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