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Week 2 

 

Hopefully you will have learned that John Cadbury (the founder of Cadbury's chocolate factories) was a Quaker.

When his sons (George and  Richard) took over the business in 1861, it was doing so well that they needed to build another factory.

 

They moved onto a site outside the city as they believed it would be a better, cleaner and healthier environment for their workers. This place was well served by rail and waterway (canal), so it was easy to transport ingredients to the factory and products out. It was a place called Bournebrook Hall.

 

They planned and built a community, which they called Bournville, for their workers and their families, with everything they believed would make them healthy and happy. They paid fair wages too.

 

More information is available here:

Task for Week 2

 

This week I think it would be really interesting to design your own village just like George and Richard Cadbury did in  the 1860's.

 

If you followed the link to the Kiddle page, you will have found out all the leisure facilities that were made available in and around the village of Bournville. Over 150 years later, our lives are very different from those of the workers of the Cadbury factory but we still like to have leisure time. 

 

So design your own 'Scotterville' or 'Yournameville' with all the facilities you would like it to have. You could draw a picture and label it, or do it like a map, where you are looking at it from the sky. Use your imagination to make it your own.

 

Please label all of the houses, shops and leisure facilities you would have there.

 

Remember the date and learning objective:

 

To design my own village like George and Richard Cadbury's Bournville.

 

 

Have fun with this!


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