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What did you learn from our trip to Quarry Bank Mill in relation to the Industrial Revolution? Which activity did you enjoy the most? Post your comments and share your thoughts with the rest of the year group!

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“Quarry Bank Mill”

  1. February 25th, 2015 at 7:09 pm      Reply Moinuddin Master Says:

    My favourite part of the trip was when I had to hold the dumbbells. The trip gave me lots of facts and information that I could use later on in this topic.


  2. February 25th, 2015 at 8:47 pm      Reply Hamzah chanchwelia Says:

    I enjoyed It at Quarry bank mill because I learnt new things about the industrial revolution and looking at the machines. I also liked it at the apprentice house because we seen the rooms that they had in the industrial revolution and how strict they were.Samuell Greg was the one who built that place and his son.I have learnt a lot about the industrial revolution.This was a very good trip and interesting!!!


  3. February 25th, 2015 at 9:13 pm      Reply Yasser Hanif Says:

    I enjoyed every single part of the trip but my favourite part was when we saw the machines in action it made such aloud noise which made people cover their ears. I also learned that during the industrial Revoulution they made cotton with the machines and that was only one of the many facts I learned. I had a fantastic time!


  4. February 25th, 2015 at 9:27 pm      Reply Aamina 6P Says:

    I learnt from the trip that a man called Mr Gregg was in charge of the workhouse where children worked for him and there parents left them. My favrouite activity was the tour about the machinery and doing all the jobs and playing with the toys. I had so much fun going and asking questions and it really felt the 1900s. I hope next year have a good time on Quaary Bank Mill if they learn about Britain.


  5. February 26th, 2015 at 1:01 pm      Reply Hannah Says:

    I found the Quarry Bank mill trip very interesting. I enjoined the morning when we were in role-play as apprentice. The school is very interesting as boys were treated more fairly because girls would not be able to do numeracy because they heads were hurt. Furthermore boys would walk ahead of girls and girls would follow on behind. The beds would have to be slept on in pairs. If you were caught talking you would be punished very severely. The bed mattresses were made from straw and you would have to do your own bed early in the morning then work for 2 hours then you would have your breakfast which would be dry porridge for breakfast and lunch every day and then for dinner you would be given a piece of bread which would not be fair to eat after working hard for 12 hours continuously without a single break. The machines were very interesting and dangerous and noisy it was dangerous because whiles the machinery was on the children had 6 seconds to sweep the cotton strings and wool if they didn’t move in time then they would die!


  6. February 27th, 2015 at 8:13 am      Reply Aisha Mogradia Says:

    I think Quarry Bank Mill was really good because it taught me interesting facts such as how children and adults had to work in the workhouse. My favourite activity was when we played those games that the children used to play with when they had got a reward for working hard.Furthermore, it was really noisy when we had to listen to 2 or 3 machines on and I couldn’t imagine how it would be if I was there!I really enjoyed visiting Quarry Bank Mill.


  7. February 27th, 2015 at 9:58 pm      Reply Iqra hussain Says:

    My most enjoyable activity was the role-play because we got to go all around the house and also we got to live in the way that the children had to sleep in the times. I learnt that they got locked in the room while they were sleeping, they used chamber pots, girls were treated unfairly and that boys were taught more than girls.


  8. February 28th, 2015 at 11:18 am      Reply YusufB Says:

    I learned that working in the mill was dangerous especially when that bow jack got his head squished in that machine. I hated she smell of the smelly privy things.


  9. February 28th, 2015 at 11:40 am      Reply Dawood Nalla 6P Says:

    I thought that apprentices were treated like a master of the mill because they helped out in the workhouse doing various jobs but I was very wrong.

    Instead they were treated horribly and given horrible treatments to cure there injuries such as: blisters (which just made things worse); a horrible gloomy substance which was used to make fireworks, this made the victim need a bad toilet straight away and 6 leeches- 3 above and 3 below- were placed on an eye to remove eye infections, this removed all of the blood in your eyes.

    Also, apprentices were locked in their rooms to remove the risks of them running away. If they ran away, an official was sent to catch them and bring them back. However many days it took for the official to take the escaper away was the amount of time they would be locked in a very dark room and were given crumbs of stale food.

    My favourite part of our trip to Quarry Bank Mill was when we were allowed to have a go at playing with some of the toys that the children in the mill had to play with in their only holiday (Sundays after they had been to church).

    My other favourite part was when we were taught some basic cures in the workhouse and when everyone closed their noses when the disgusting real leeches were passed around for everyone to take a look at. The lady that was acting to be the master of the apprentices was just staring at everyone and thinking, ‘why are they acting so weirdly’.

    The mills were so loud and we learnt so much when we went to see the several old fashioned power units like the water wheel (a wheel that spins around water, in the process creating water power while it span. Also, the coals that were put in to steam engines were boiled until they made a source of electricity called steam power (the clue is in the name).

    When we went to look at the machinery in the factory (that was still active and working, we were given the opportunity to see how it was like working in the mills by doing some of the jobs like cleaning the machinery, removing and replacing full cotton stacks with empty ones. We also found out that Quarry Bank still makes cotton to sell.

    The proud owner of Quarry Bank Mill (Samuel Gregg) was actually a ‘kind man and allowed the citizens in his village a 2 up, 2 down house. Usually there was only one room were everything was done. Samuel also reduced the work hours from 21 hours to 12 hours. Quarry Bank was actually a wonderful place to live in in the 1800’s/1700’s. As a matter of fact better than the Manchester mill.

    The acting in Quarry Bank was great and the role play that children did was so real. The one person in the apprentice house taught us millions and I would like to thank her for her time and effort put in to teach us for a few hours.

    I have learnt so much in this wonderful trip and would like to thank Mrs Kelly for allowing us to go on such a wonderful trip. I would like to assure Mrs Kelly that the £700 that the school paid for was worth it.


  10. February 28th, 2015 at 11:45 am      Reply Muhammad Ghanchi Says:

    I have learnt that children and adults were treated unfairly,the owners were cruel and that families were separated apart.I enjoyed looking at the different types of machinery.


  11. February 28th, 2015 at 1:02 pm      Reply Ibrahim.matadar Says:

    I thought the trip was good because we got to learn new things and try the things that the children did in the olden days like carrying the bin.


  12. February 28th, 2015 at 1:11 pm      Reply Hafsa Mulla Says:

    I really enjoyed our trip to Quarry Bank Mill. It was a very fansinating and a knowledgeable trip,that taught me a lot about workhouses and the industrial revolution. My best activity was in the morning when we had to do the role play.


  13. February 28th, 2015 at 1:50 pm      Reply Halima divelli Says:

    In Quarry Bank Mill I learnt that the children slept in beds of two, they worked/ cleaned the dangerous machinery and had very poor wages. However, the thing I enjoyed the most was when we acted out in role play and also learn gruesome facts.
    More facts I have learnt:
    6 leeches were put around their eye if cotton or dust reached the eye.
    The boys had to clean out the chamber pots in the morning.
    Girls were not important as boys were e.g. Boys learnt maths and girls did not because the thought it would be too hard for the girls.
    They had porridge for breakfast, porridge for lunch but with vegetables and spices and dinner was soup.


  14. February 28th, 2015 at 2:41 pm      Reply Mariam Says:

    The activity I enjoyed the most was the morning sessions. I learnt lots of information from our trip, such as:
    Girls didn’t learn maths.
    Children were seen, not heard.
    The teachers were really strict.
    Boys were more important than the girls.

    I enjoyed this trip alot.


  15. February 28th, 2015 at 3:19 pm      Reply Zahraa dessaye Says:

    In this trip I thought it was going to be bouring, but it seemed it was actually like an adventure, and i liked it.I learnt that some of the children were sent to help to make thread with cotton. They had to bruched the machine that were been used and the floor. They also ad to brush the floor and put the rubish In these big cans. Most people became ill because of the air. The dust can get in their throtes and the can become ill. They had to go toilet on a floor with hey.


  16. February 28th, 2015 at 3:39 pm      Reply Muhammad Ibrahim Says:

    I learnt that life then was very brutal and harsh, I don’t think I could stand a chance in there. The jobs are very tiring for the children because they work long hard hours. The activity I liked the best was the apprentice one because ‘maam’ was being very strict like they were before.


  17. March 1st, 2015 at 10:22 am      Reply huzaifa Says:

    I really enjoyed our school trip on Monday to Quarry bank mill because we had to act out as a an apprentices. also it showed us the medicine that they used in the 1900.In addition the work house there was amusing and i loved it.


  18. March 1st, 2015 at 11:18 am      Reply Fatima H 6C Says:

    My favourite activity was bringing the cans back and forth. I learnt a lot including:
    Working in the mill with the machinefy was very dangerous
    Children got paid almost noyhing at all
    Although the girls did a better job than the boys they were paid lezz.


  19. March 1st, 2015 at 11:24 am      Reply Safiyyah.I Says:

    Quarry Bank Mill was a fun trip and also an educational one. We learned lots about the machinery and the apprentice house. We saw the way they had to learn and they had to write on chalk and slate. The best part for me was when Niall, the guy who showed us around the apprentice house, told us the story about Esta Price and added the spooky bit at the end which made us all jump and it was really funny.


  20. March 1st, 2015 at 1:46 pm      Reply Ahmed Says:

    My favourite part of the trip was when we went in the Apprentice house and we had to act like children who lived in this house over two hundred years ago. 😉


  21. March 1st, 2015 at 1:47 pm      Reply Tasneem Patel Says:

    My favorite part of the trip was when I got to be the Clarke and wear a funny hat! I learnt that when a worker came to collect their wage the Clarke would take shillings off for various reasons, leaving the worker with only a few coins.


  22. March 1st, 2015 at 2:18 pm      Reply Shakeel L Says:

    I had a great time at quarry bank mill and also learnt a lot of things. Such as how they were treated and the different types of jobs they did. I also saw how dangerous the jobs were and even if someone was to die they wouldn’t wven care,they would care more about the machine.

    At the apprentice house I saw the living conditions that the apprentices lived in.


  23. March 1st, 2015 at 2:20 pm      Reply Shakeel L Says:

    I had a great time at quarry bank mill and also learnt a lot of things. Such as how they were treated and the different types of jobs they did. I also saw how dangerous the jobs were and even if someone was to die they wouldn’t even care,they would care more about the machine getting up and running again.

    At the apprentice house I saw the living conditions that the apprentices lived in and what they had to do.


  24. March 1st, 2015 at 3:35 pm      Reply Maryam Bobat Says:

    At the trip to quarry bank mill I learnt that many different machines were needed to make cotton and that all the machines were run by a massive water wheel. I really enjoyed going to the apprentice house but my favourite part of the whole trip was listening to the story at the apprentice house. I found doing some of the apprentice chores was really fun.


  25. March 1st, 2015 at 4:29 pm      Reply Mehthab Says:

    I know that in the mills you have know saftey equipment so it was easy to get hurt. My favorite part was listening to the loud machines. 🙂


  26. March 1st, 2015 at 5:16 pm      Reply Khaliladia Says:

    I enjoyed the quarry bank mill now I know that women get to do toilet in a real toilet as in for men you have to do it in a bucket.now I know loads of information on our topic industrial. Revolution.


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  28. March 1st, 2015 at 8:39 pm      Reply Tayyibah Alom Says:

    I liked the Quarry Bank Mill trip so much that i wanted to go again. It was very fascinating and gave me a lot of different kinds of information.


  29. June 15th, 2017 at 9:36 pm      Reply Alieza Mohsin 6P Says:

    This message is just a memory to when I go highschool


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