Year Two - Dartington Crystal

Class 2 have been studying Materials in science so we visited Dartington Glass in Torrington to see how glass is made. We watched a film about the history of glass making in Torrington, then had a tour around the factory. The heat from the furnaces was incredible, we can see why the glass blowers all wore shorts and were drinking lots of water. One of the children said the molten glass looked liked honey! It was fascinating to watch the glass blowers working in teams to make beautiful glasses and vases.