Crime and Punishment

Over the past two weeks the children have enjoyed learning about crime and punishment from the past.

We have discussed how punishments have changed from the Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Tudors, Victorians and present day. The children decided that some of the punishments were far worse than the crime itself and that they weren't always fair.

On our last history lesson we learnt about Victorian prisons and the hard labour that prisoners would undertake. We then went outside to try these tasks for ourselves! Some of us were prisoners and others were prison guards barking orders. The four stations were picking oakum, the treadwheel, silence and isolation and shot drill. 

Can they tell you any of the punishments from these time periods?

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