Victorian Day was certainly a day to remember! We enjoyed the experience even though it was a little scary at times! Our teachers were strict, there were many rules and some of us even found out what it felt like to have to wear the Dunce hat or write lines. The range of activities we covered included: dictation, writing on slates, copy writing, Geography (finding countries that were part of the British Empire), mental arithmetic, cooking for girls only, gardening for boys only and drawing. In the afternoon we made ‘thaumatropes’ and had drill in the playground. We even had a wealthy Victorian gentleman pass by when we were outside doing our drill. We were able to learn a little about what he did during the day and the clothes he was wearing.
The children all looked amazing in their Victorian outfits and we are proud of how they all got involved in the Victorian school day experience. At the end of the day we were able to reflect on how lucky we are to live in a time when we respect each other and girls and boys are treated equally.