Teachers & Group Leaders

Carlo Gatti

Key Stage 2


This lesson explores how Carlo Gatti changed how people ate in Victorian London. The students will learn what the ice trade was, explain how different this was from what came before, and why this was an important change for ordinary people. NB this lesson links with The Ice Trade - see lesson plan page

National Curriculum


  • The pupils will carry out a local study


  • Speaking and listening skills

Learning Objectives

  • To know what ice was used for
  • To know what the ice trade was and how this was different to ways people collected ice before
  • • To know how the ice trade changed people’s lives in Victorian times


  • All children will learn that Carlo Gatti brought ice to London
  • Most children will learn that this changed how people stored food
  • Some children will learn that the ice trade led to a growth in restaurants and to the ice cream trade
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