Haytor Victorian quarry
The whole process of mining in the Victorian times, from blasting to shipping, can be re-enacted as we visit the quarry at the foot of Haytor Rocks.
The class will take on the role of the quarry men and discover for themselves the various jobs that needed to be done to extract granite from the quarry and transport it down to Teignmouth docks.
Re-enacted Accidents, strict foremen and running for cover are all feature of this activity which brings the quarry alive with the sounds of work once more.
Curriculum LinksENGLISH: Listening; Speaking;Drama; Group discussion and interaction. HISTORY: Knowledge and understanding of events, people and changes in the past; Historical interpretation; Victorian Britain; chronological understanding CITIZENSHIP: Preparing to play an active role as citizens GEOGRAPHY: Knowledge and understanding of places and environmental change
Learning OutcomesEnjoy a walk on the open moorland. Be able to build an understanding of an ancient structure from the evidence remaining. Understand the Victorian granite quarrying processes Appreciate the safety issues of the Victorian workforce To inspire confidence in presentation as they demonstrate each part of the process to the class in drama, chanting and explanation