History comes to life as Year 5 celebrate Victorian Day

History came to life at St George's Junior School on Thursday 23 November, as Year 5 pupils celebrated Victorian Day.

As part of their History studies, the children arrived at their classroom adorned in typical Victorian garments, a far cry from today's modern uniforms. Their classroom was also transformed into a Victorian classroom, set in 1899, with desks in rows and a range of Victorian school artefacts on display.

The strict ‘new’ Victorian school teacher assessed the standard of the class in various subjects, including handwriting, spelling, drill, tables and arithmetic and the children got to experience writing with a quill and ink.

Mr Harold, Curriculum Leader for Humanities, commented ‘History days like these are really important for the children, as it brings the subject alive!’

There was wonderful spirit on display amongst the Victorian children throughout the day, with everyone enjoying themselves and learning lots about Victorian pastimes. A big thanks to the wonderful kitchen staff who also put on a hearty lunch of gruel - which was thoroughly enjoyed by all!

28 November 2017

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