Alice Francis was a real person, living in Victorian Swansea, and recorded on the 1851 census. She would have lived through many of the changes in 19th Century Swansea. She lived in Morris Lane which runs from High St down to the strand. We have pretended she is the woman shown in a painting we have in the museum by William Butler dated 1850 showing Morris Lane and nearby Castle lane.
Your class will meet Alice! Firstly in costume and character, and later they will meet Val (who plays Alice) and find how she researched the part. The pupils will explore historic sources, handling objects from the period, paintings and photographs as well as explore the History gallery which has many objects from the period.
Progression level 3
Target Age Yr 4 to 6
Length of session – 2 hours.
Area of Learning:
What Matters Statements:
Enquiry, exploration and investigation inspire curiosity about the world, its past, present and future.
Events and human experience are complex, and are perceived, interpreted and represented in different ways.
Informed, self-aware citizens engage with the challenges and opportunities that face humanity, and are able to take considered and ethical action.
Cross Curricular Skills:
Creativity and Innovation
Creative thinking and problem solving