Watch making in Victorian Prescot


By Richard Knights, published 1st March 2006

Please note: this article pre-dates the current National Curriculum and some content and links may be outdated.

In this article, Richard Knights describes the background and the making of a short film based around the Prescot watch making industry, starring children from his own Year 5 class. The project, for which he gained Heritage Lottery money, is an inspiring example of developing both local history and the Victorian unit in Key Stage 2, using improvised drama and buildings in the local environment as the setting. You may not be able to get money to hire professional film makers, but video is available to most of us and the ideas that Richard describes for bringing local history alive can be transferred anywhere.

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