Dickens & Guardian for Year 6

Dickens & Guardian for Year 6

On Tuesday, Year 6 went on a fantastic two-part trip. First, we visited the Dickens Museum near Russell Square, which is located in the house that Charles Dickens actually lived in. There we had the opportunity to explore the house, get dressed up as Victorian servants and have a go at some household tasks and we also created a newspaper as a group using Victorian printing methods.

After a brief lunch, we moved on to the Guardian newspaper offices at King’s Cross. Here we were introduced to the world of journalism and learned about the people involved in the process of producing a newspaper. We were shown how to use the Guardian’s newspaper building software, and then we worked in pairs to create our own front page about an event in Charles Dickens’ life.

We had an extremely busy day, but it was lots of fun and we learned a lot about newspapers, Charles Dickens and Victorian life.