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Victorian Afternoon 2017

    On Tuesday 17th October, we all took part in a Victorian schools afternoon. This gave us first-hand experiences of what is was like for children growing up in the 1800s.

    The afternoon started with a bit of handwriting practice. Everyone had to use their right hands for this - even the left handers. As you can imagine, this proved quite a challenge. 

    We then moved on to some times tables knowledge, enunciation practice and a bit of Victorian general knowledge. Unfortunately, those children who proved less than adequate had to stand in the corner wearing the Dunce's hat. Luckily, the cane was just for show! If some of them had actually been in school in Victorian times, they would have ended up with very sore hands!

    Like normal, we had playtime, but the children had to play Victorian games. They were provided with chalk to draw themselves some hopscotch grids. It was surprisingly fun.


    Take a look at the photos below to see what we got up to.