Victorian Classroom Experience for White Tigers
Monday morning looked a little different for the White Tigers this week as they stepped back in time to the Victorian era for the launch of their new topic, Revolution. Greeted by a very stern looking Mrs Lafford, the children were transformed with Victorian costumes before they made their way silently into their row – girls on one side of the classroom and boys on the other! They experienced what life would be like for a Victorian school child with a morning of drill (exercises by their desks), practise of the three R’s – Reading, (w)Riting and (A)rithmetic and prayers. Of course, any giggling or failure to recite facts quickly enough or indeed accurately, would be met with either the cane (our children luckily escaped this!) or the dunces hat. After lunch, we tried our hand at sewing a small sampler in cross stitch. Both boys and girls completed this although we learned that it would usually only be the girls. We all had a really fun day and learned lots about school life. We continue on our mission to find out what life would be like for children in the Victorian times when we try out life ‘in service’ on Thursday when we visit Tatton Park. Check out our website for more updates later in the week!