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R11 Victorian School Day (St Fagans)

On 12th November R11 pupils went to visit a Victorian school at St Fagans.  They spent the day dressed as Victorian children and were taught in the same way as children would have been taught during Victorian times.  R11 pupils then wrote a report on their visit.  Here are some of their comments:

Ioan wrote, “At one point the school teacher (Mr Taylor) noticed that I was slouching, something that was very much frowned upon in those days.  I thought he was going to give me a whack and I was so worried that I had butterflies in my tummy.  I tried so hard not to laugh and so did everyone else.”

Stephanie wrote, ”When we got to Maestir School, Mr Taylor made us do drill – up, down, up, down all the time thinking, “A healthy body makes a healthy mind!”

Jasmine wrote,  “Mrs Kloosterman, our pupil teacher, started stamping her feet and saying, “Left, left, left, right, left,”  She told us to copy while she called out instructions.  I do not know why, but for some reason, I found this really funny and I did my best not to laugh.”

Lloyd wrote: “Right in the middle of the lesson, Suyash received the Welsh not for speaking Welsh.  You weren’t allowed to speak Welsh because it wasn’t the ‘language of the empire.”

Mrs Kloosterman.

12 November 2013

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