WOW! What a day! Miss Roberts first of all just wants to say how impressed and proud she is of the behaviour of Amber Class. We were polite, kind and enthusiastic during the trip to the Victorian Classroom. Miss Sharp said that Amber class were angels!
We left early on Thursday morning and got the tram to Sheffield City Centre. When we arrived we heard the loud, sharp noise of a cane hitting the wall and a pair of heels. Suddenly, a door burst open and there stood Miss Sharp! She was dressed in all black. She carried a cane and umbrella and WAS NOT impressed we were 2 minutes late!
Amber class lined up in girls and boys, then we finally entered the class room and got dressed ready to time travel back into the past. The day was super fun. We played Victorian games, wrote with ink pens, practised writing on chalk boards and completed household jobs such as drying the laundry and sewing.
We learned how strict the Victorian teachers were! Jack got an answer wrong (role play) and had to wear the Dunce hat. Danny got the cane for answering throwing a book at Miss Sharp!!!!!
The children had a great day and loved all the activities! Since the trip we have had lots of discussion about schools 100 years ago and which they preferred. Take a look at some pictures and choose for yourself: Was School better in the Victorians times?