Victorian Employment Commissioner, played by Andrew Ashmore
Victorian Employment Commissioner, played by Andrew Ashmore

This videoconference introduces pupils to a member of the government's Employment Commission of 1842 (played by a costumed interpreter).

As part of the enquiry into how children were treated in the mines, pupils will play the role of Victorian children and will be questioned by the Commissioner about their experiences.

A pack of preparation materials will be sent to the teacher in advance of the session, including copies of interviews taken with children by the real Employment Commission in 1842, and guidance on how to prepare pupils for the session.

Session options

This session can be delivered as a

  • Videoconference

All activities must be booked in advance.

Tel: +44 (0)20 8392 5365

Fax: +44 (0)20 8487 9202

Available: 10-12 June 2014

Cost: Free

Duration: 1 hour

Age: Years 5-6

Download the resource pack for this session as a PDF (15.51Mb)