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Pupils attend canals workshop

Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed taking part in a workshop led by The Canal and River Trust all about building canals. They found out that canals were built to help people to trade goods. In Leicester, this would have involved the transportation of stockings and coal. It was interesting to discover that canal boats used to be pulled by horses. With all of the information they had learnt, they then had to plan and build a canal which would connect to a river and serve a factory and a coal mine. They had to apply their knowledge of how cities have expanded over time and how the height of the land was a problem to overcome when building a canal. One child said: "I wouldn't want to be a navvy because it would be very hard work and rats can run up your trouser leg."

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