5 children discuss life in Victorian times for working-class and well-off children.
The dissenter who insists that he might have liked working in a mine is sent to try it out, and another who likes reading is given a taste of the cautionary style used in children’s literature of the time. They conclude that they’re probably better-off now.
Suitable for Years:
Approx. Duration (minutes):
• Other acting parts
• Snatch of schoolroom
• Chimney-sweep + brickyard child
• Cautionary verses + story to enact
• Lively script