Year 11 have been undertaking some research about the Edwardian period during our recent humanities lessons. We have been learning that this is a period that was very different to how we live our lives today, although it is not too far in the past on our historical timelines.
The students have been looking in particular at the gap between the rich and poor in Edwardian England. This was reflected in the clothes, leisure activities and even transport. We have been comparing and contrasting how these activities now compare with modern Britain.
We found that one of the main changes has been in the toys that Edwardian children use to play with. This was an age pre-electronic toys. Many of the toys were made out of wood rather than plastic. Each student has completed a worksheet on this topic. You can watch some of the work being explained by a Year 11 student in the video above.