St George

Victorian resources (these were created for St Michael-on-the-Mount Primary School, but contain generic content that can be applied elsewhere).

A birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, home to coalminers and factory workers, St George’s Park was created as a respite from the area’s continuously developing industry and urbanisation.

The coal mining scene in St George's Park, Year 3 Summerhill Primary
The coal mining scene in St George’s Park, Year 3 Summerhill Primary

As part of the Heritage Schools Initiative, Local Learning have worked with a number of primary schools exploring the history of the park. Plays exploring working conditions hundreds of feet below the surface in Whitehall Colliery, the highly flammable chemicals that eventually led to a fire in the soap factory, the competition held to find an appropriate design for this green space have all been performed in the park.