On 23 May 2017, Kilmar class spent the day at historic Bodmin Jail.
We learnt about the history of the prison, the conditions, the inmates and their alleged crimes and related punishments, which included incarceration, flogging, hard labour and various methods of execution.
Being there in person and seeing the jail and its contents made for a very interesting, slightly uncomfortable and at times shocking experience.
The children were absorbed throughout, and were able to find the execution of the unfortunate Matthew Weeks listed on a wall plaque (we have been covering the case of Charlotte Dymond as part of our Whodunnit? class theme).
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