Yesterday we had a visit from two people from Pits, Ponies, People and Stories. Their names were Jen and Pamela and they showed us a PowerPoint they had made. We learned lots of new things. They brought in some miner clothes and we got to try them ON!!! Here are some example of things they wore to the mines – shoes with steel toes, huge heavy jacket, a battery charger for their lamp and it was HEAVY!!!!! They also brought in a type of orange jumpsuit, there was a helmet with ear protectors, a chunk of coal, a belt and lots of other very interesting things. It was a great experience and we enjoyed EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!
By Emma.N and Cian
Yesterday we had people coming to talk to us about mining. They showed us all the artefacts including a helmet, a lantern , an orange boiler suit like a onesie and a block of coal. They also told us about tokens that they handed into an office and they kept one.
By Mark and Ben
Yesterday two people from PPPS came in our school and talked to us about mining. We saw a power point about mining. Their names were Jenny and Pamela. Also we wore some mining outfits, like a boiler suit. There were plastic helmets and earprotecters. The miners had 2 tokens that you had to put one in the office before going into the mine so they would know if you were in a disaster.
By Greg and Adam
Yesterday we had a visit from Pamela and Jenny from Pits ,Ponies, People and Stories. First we watched a PowerPoint on mining and then we had a look in a box full of things like a air sample thing, pictures and outfits. They brought real coal in as well.. we all thought it was plastic. It was really interesting!
By Daniel & Emma.S.
We had a visit from Jennie and Pamela from Pits, Ponies, People and Stories they showed us lots of artefacts like real coal and lanterns.
By Jennifer and Morven
Yesterday, we learned about mining and two ladies came in and showed us a PowerPoint. Next they showed us some artefacts like coal and some clothes miners would have worn, like a coat, knee pads, boots and a boiler suit. We held lanterns and we saw pictures. We learned a lot that day.
By Caitlin and Rachel
Yesterday 2 ladies came in our class. We talked about mining and then they showed us some artefacts. Most of us got to try on kneepads, a helmet, an orange boiler suit, and we got to hold lanterns and tokens which were to take down to the mine to see who was gone and who was not. They also showed us real coal but it was very light!!!
BY NIAMH AND JAMES
Yesterday we had a visit from Jenny and Pamela. They came to talk to us about mining .We were allowed to try on things like coats and boots and a onesie type thing. We learned quite a lot of things about mining. We also got to hold things like coal and an air sampler.
BY DANIELLE AND CONNOR
Yesterday we learned a lot about mining when two women came to talk to us. It was a great day and a great experience and there were a lot of things to hold and wear. We got to put on a big boiler suit and it was very warm. There was even a piece of coal. There were clothes like boots, helmets and the coal felt like plastic.
By Thomas and John