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Pupils experience life as a Victorian at Whissendine Primary School

Victorian day at Whissendine Primary School. Alice Coxey, six, left, and Polly Greening, five. Photo: MSMP280114-005ow

Victorian day at Whissendine Primary School. Alice Coxey, six, left, and Polly Greening, five. Photo: MSMP280114-005ow

Children experienced life as Victorian servants during a school history day.

Pupils at Whissendine Primary School dressed in old-fashioned clothing and had a go at doing their laundry using a mangle and polishing ornaments during the learning event on Tuesday.

They also learnt to write with a quill and how to draw on slate in a schoolroom where the teachers had a cane.

Class teacher Alison Gorman said: “The children loved it. Being in character really helped them to understand how different life was back then.”

The five to seven-year-olds had been learning about Victorian lifestyles this term.

 

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