Pupils turn the clock back to Victorian times

The Oxford Times: Issy Coventry, left, and Bethany Atherton with, back from left, Sally Gray and Rachel Blake during the Victorian day Buy this photo Issy Coventry, left, and Bethany Atherton with, back from left, Sally Gray and Rachel Blake during the Victorian day

PUPILS from a North Oxfordshire school found out what it was like to live in the Victorian era — but just for a day.

Children from Sibford Gower Primary School, near Banbury, went for the day to St John’s Museum, Warwick. Youngsters donned traditional uniform for the period — sailor collars for the boys and pinafores for the girls., and started their day in a Victorian Schoolroom.

During lessons children wrote on slates, completed drill and counted on an abacus. Youngsters were also shown how Victorian children were caned.

Teacher Sally Gray said: “It was active and experimental while creating a feeling of authenticity with expert knowledge in beautiful surroundings.”

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