Britain Since the 1930's

Wednesday, January 18, 2006


Hello, this is P5/6 from Port-Ellen Primary School. We are going to tell you all about our topic this term which is called Britain since the 1930's. It has been fun so far so that is why we have decided to tell you about it. This first entry is a joint effort from everyone in the class.

The first think we have learned about was the Jarrow March. In the year 1936 thousands of people lost their jobs because their ship building industry was closed down. 6000 people lost their jobs. The workers marched 450km (We founf this out by looking at a map) from Jarrow to London so they could speak to the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street to ask for their jobs back.

In class we made banners like the ones the workers would have carried on their march. They said:
  • "We want our jobs back"
  • "Jobs back or we'll crack"
  • "We need money to feed our family"
  • "Jobs or war"

and many more.

We have also learnt that in the 1930's unemployment was very high. We made graphs to show unemployment in 1930. 1933 had the highest unemployment at 5 million people.

While we were doing our work we were listening to music from the 1930's. It was good.

Next we are learning about 1940.

Login soon for more exciting information about our topic.

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