World of Glass Visit

Lesson: History

Class: Year 6 Year: 2019 - 2020

Year 6 went on a trip to the World of Glass to support our topic of learning the history of our town. After doing extensive work on coalmining, we are now looking at the role of St Helens in the glassmaking industry. We had a look around the exhibits to find the answers to our question sheet, watched a glassblowing demonstration, watched a short film about the influence of the Pilkington family on glassmaking, explored the tunnels around the World of Glass and had a go at sketching some of our favourite displays. The children were entranced and have learned a lot about glassmaking - there's nothing quite like seeing it happen to help understand the process!

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