A look at the life of Robert Owen, born in Newtown in 1771, who was responsible for setting up the cooperative experiments in New Lanark in Scotland and managing improvements in working conditions in the cotton mills.

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Ideas
First broadcast:
24 March 2010

Students could write down what they think a scavenger might be and discuss the dangers faced by child labourers. They could then create a diary entry based on a child working in a cotton mill and focus on the dangers they faced. A stimulus for discussion could be whether children are still expected to work in some countries.