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27 May 2021
A Day in the Life of a Victorian School Girl

P3VictorianDayOn Monday all the Primary 3 girls came to school dressed as Victorian children. They were about to experience what it must have been like to go to school in Victorian times.

First of all, we had to line up outside. There was a big loud bell and Mrs White and Miss Blades were dressed in Victorian teacher clothes with a cane in their hands. We walked quietly into the building and went up the stairs into the classroom and sat down in our seats with our backs straight and our feet on the ground. We did the register and we had to say “Present Miss.” We couldn’t believe what we saw- it was the dunce’s hat! Madeleine was the first one to get the dunce’s hat because she had to write with her right hand even though she is left-handed. After that we did Drill and we had to practice curtsies and marching.

Melody

P3VictorianDay2021First, we all lined up and the teacher rang the bell waving us to walk into school.  Usually children like to look out of the window in the classroom but we couldn’t! They were blacked out. When we sat on the carpet Selma asked funny questions but unfortunately children couldn’t ask questions in Victorian times. After a lovely break we had an unexpected PE lesson or should I call it the most annoying PE ever- Drill! Once we had lunch we did copperplate handwriting. The letters are quite different like the Fs, Bs and Ls. Suddenly someone was talking- they immediately got the tall scary dunce's hat. In maths we did duration on time -what made it even better was we got to do it on slates! It was really fun.

Erin

 

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