“I really enjoyed visiting Wheal Martyn. We had the opportunity to look at the clay pits and we even witnessed an explosion in the pit. We were involved in a writing workshop, we got to pick an animal and write about what their life is like at Wheal Martyn. I enjoyed the sensory walk outside, exploring what the animals see, smell and feel.
I really enjoyed looking around the museum as I love history. I learnt how tricky it was to work in the clay pits.” Flint, Year 4
“This was our second trip to Wheal Martyn. I live in St Austell and have visited before but it was nice to see the history at the pits. We learnt how many products china clay was in. We got to explore the site and even see an explosion. I enjoyed our creative writing workshop with a local author. The author was a previous student of our school, which impressed me as I love writing.
I enjoyed looking around the museum because I got to see how the pit looked when people worked in it. It seemed a hard job to do. I am looking forward to going back to Wheal Martyn will my family to show them everything I learnt.” Austeja, Year 4
This trip was made possible by Cornwall Heritage Trust’s School Transport Grants Scheme. This academic year’s grants are provided in partnership with Cornish Lithium.