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The Miner's Dream

This song is part of the larger ‘In Our Own Words’ resource based on The Full English Extra project with the National Coal Mining Museum for England and the Wakefield Music Education Hub.  It was used in a project working with Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 pupils.

Streethouse Junior & Nursery School lies opposite the site of the former Sharlston Colliery which closed in 1993, a decade later than many others in the area. The Miner’s Dream was written with Year 5 and 6 pupils after discussing how it would have felt going down the mine every day and then all of a sudden, never going down again when the mine was forced to close and many people in the area lost their jobs.

Tune by Bryony Griffith.

Audio recordings of all the songs presented in this resource are freely available for download from the Audio tab at the top of this window.

 

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  • The Miner's Dream - sung by Bryony Griffith

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