China clay mining has shaped the landscape, lives of people, and economy of mid-Cornwall for over 250 years. And last week our Year 2’s found out what it was all about.
As part of their topic on ‘materials,’ Year 2 visited Wheal Martyn China Clay Mine. The children learned how the clay was mined and the fascinating fact that China clay is in so many everyday things including toothpaste and bath bombs.
They also participated in a workshop to investigate which material would be most suitable for making socks for miners to wear. Working in all conditions, it was important that the material would keep their feet dry and warm, and last for a long time.
A great day was had by all.