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R11 Victorian Day

R11 hard at work during their Victorian school day

On Thursday 13th November, R11 enjoyed stepping back in time to the Victorian era, as they visited Maestir School in St Fagans. Pupils started their day in true Victorian fashion, wearing clothes typical of the historical period. Pupils were accompanied by Mr Taylor, the school master, and Miss McManus, the pupil-teacher as they made their way to the school where they took part in a drill, and a number of Victorian school activities, such as handwriting, arithmetic, reading and singing. Topsy P wrote ‘When we had our lesson, Jeff was writing with his left hand, so he got told off by the teacher!’

In the afternoon, pupils visited the terraced houses from different historical periods, learning about the living conditions in Britain leading up to, during and after the Second World War. Pupils enjoyed collecting research from the different homes. Maddy B wrote ‘The last house we saw was a prefab house built after the Second World War, to be honest, I wouldn’t mind living in it; it was cosy and comfortable.’

Miss McManus.

27 November 2014

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