You wouldn't want to be a Victorian miner

Get ready.. As a man brought up in a British pit village in the 1860's, you have to endure the dangers and difficulties of working underground as a Victorian Miner. 

Its gloomy!

Top tips from experts:

*Work with no clothes on if it gets too hot.

*Hold on tight when the cage carrying workers descends down the pit shaft.

*Be careful not to bang your head on the low tunnel roofs.

*If you're not content with your pay, join a strike.

*Learn some mining ballads to keep your spirits up.

*'You wouldn't want to be a Victorian miner' supports the national curriculum in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and is an excellent resource for literacy.