Guest Visit

Year 6 were incredibly lucky as we received a visit from Michael and Frances Holmes to learn more about the slums that used to exist in Norwich and what life was like for those living in them. We heard first hand experiences from residents through voice notes and videos and learnt about what life looked like. Some of our favourite facts were that people only used to bath once a week when they would wheel the bath tub in by the fire and that houses didn’t have their own toilets! We found it interesting that there wasn’t any plumbing, so the toilets would be emptied into a cart during the night to be taken away. The information we learnt has been very helpful with our topic this term, focusing on our local area and community.

West Earlham Junior School
Scarnell Road, Norwich NR5 8HT

Telephone: 01603 454569

Headteacher: Mrs Catrin Eyers
School Business Manager: Mrs Beverley Savage