Monstrous Mines

KS2 / P5-7
KS3&4 / S1-6
History
Play In A Day

Inspired by the Horrible Histories collection, this is a brief look at some of the more unsavoury and dangerous aspects of life in a coal mining community many years ago.

A Play in a Day for up to 30 KS2 or KS3 pupils.

From pit ponies, child labour and the fear and tragedy of accidents, Monstrous Mines looks at the way that life has changed for miners and their families and celebrates the heritage and bravery of communities whose livelihoods were built on coal.

Working together as actors to create a fun, action-packed short performance, informing as much as it entertains, students will explore a wide range of topical issues.

Key themes:

-         the value of teamwork

-         self-expression

-         public speaking

-         confidence building

-         increased subject knowledge