Kids in the Past

Then And Now (Really? Jobs From The Past)

Dan and Bex think about working children in other parts of the world and how we can help to change things for the better.

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Hurrah For School Or Not (Really? Jobs From The Past)

Dan and Bex find out that even after schools became compulsory – and free – not everyone was happy to attend.

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Making Clothes (Really? Jobs From The Past)

Dan and Bex, with the help of Lord Shaftesbury’s Journal, find out that making clothes was a common way for children to help their families earn extra pennies.

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In the Potteries (Really? Jobs from the past)

Dan and Bex, with the help of Lord Shaftesbury’s Journal, take a trip to a Victorian pottery and find children hard at work

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Working in a Slate Mine (Really? Jobs from the past)

Dan and Bex, with the help of Lord Shaftesbury’s Journal, find out that it’s not just coal that’s mined – clay, slate and other minerals all involved child workers.

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Apprenticeships (Really? Jobs from the past)

Dan and Bex, with the help of Lord Shaftesbury’s Journal, learn about apprenticeships – where children were sold to learn a trade.

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What about in a Factory (Really? Jobs from the past)

Dan and Bex, with the help of Lord Shaftesbury’s Journal, learn what life was like for child workers in Victorian factories.

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Working on the Roads, Canals and Railways (Really? Jobs from the past)

Dan and Bex find out about the jobs kids did on the transport networks – canals, roads and railways – with help from Lord Shaftesbury’s Journal.

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On the City Streets (Really? Jobs from the past)

Dan and Bex explore what jobs children undertook on the grimy streets of Victorian cities as they take a trip into Lord Shaftesbury’s Journal.

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Work after School at Home (Really? Jobs from the past)

Dan and Bex, with the help of Lord Shaftesbury’s Journal, find that Victorian children frequently had work around home – once they had got home from school.

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