In 1790, Swansea was a small market town and the leaders of Swansea considered tourism was the future for the town. However, the population of Swansea increased from around 6000 in 1801 to 135,000 by 1901 and had the nickname Copperopollis. What were the circumstances that led to this dramatic change and what were the results for both the town, the people, and the environment of Swansea.
The session will explore how Wales become the first country in the World to experience the Industrial Revolution.
Progression Level 2 & 3
Target age: Yr 4 to 6
Length of session: 2 hours
Schools who may be booked on the Copper Jack can book follow up sessions for the same day on Swansea and the Industrial Revolution if the education room is available.