St George’s Junior School pupils experience Victorian school life
On Thursday 26 November, pupils of Year 5 at St George’s Junior School, Weybridge took part in a Victorian School Day as part of their history studies.
The girls and boys dressed up as pupils from a Victorian elementary school and experienced typical lessons of the era. Their classroom was transformed into one of the Victorian era set in 1899, with desks in rows and a range of Victorian school artefacts. Their ‘new’ Victorian school teacher assessed the standard of the class in various subjects, including handwriting, spelling, drill, tables and arithmetic.
Mr Harold, Curriculum Leader for Humanities, commented:
‘History days like these are really important for the children, as it brings the subject alive!’
Everyone entered into the spirit of the day and there was even gruel for lunch!