Year 5 Visited the British Schools Museum, Hitchin

On Friday 13th November 2015, year 5 visited the British Schools Museum in Hitchin as part of their history learning. The day was very memorable.

All of the children and staff dressed up as working Victorians, which helped us feel part of the era.

The school buildings at the museum have been preserved and the classrooms are just as they would have been when Queen Victorian was on the throne. There were so many differences to our own school.

When we entered the classroom we had to listen quietly to the teacher who taught us about shillings and pence and learning by rote. We wrote on slates and when some of the children misbehaved they were punished with the cane, the dunce’s hat and holding planks of wood between their shoulder blades!

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