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Junior School Pupils Step Back In Time

SJS Victorian DayTwenty-nine Year 1 children from Stamford Junior School enjoyed a ‘Step Back in Time’ Victorian Day at the Stibbington Centre. The children were each given a Victorian name for the day, and started their journey back in time with a ‘hands on’ look at artefacts and toys from the late 19th century.

They were then able to spend time playing outside with the large collection of reproduction toys from the period. The children went for a walk through Stibbington village and observed features of the older houses, whilst learning about family life and work during the period. At Stibbington Hall, the children found out about the rich and poor before going to the church to look at the different gravestones and the names that people had more than 100 years ago.

After lunch, the children entered the Victorian classroom and this proved to be the highlight of the day. The children had a taste of what lessons were like in a Victorian classroom with their teacher, ‘Miss Flack’, including prayers, working out sums using slates, handwriting using ink pens, arithmetic drill and an object lesson.

Gaynor Mullock, Early Years Leader at Stamford Junior School, said “Victorian Day gave our pupils an excellent insight into life in that period. The day ended far too quickly and everyone - adults included - thoroughly enjoyed a memorable day.